Exhibit runs February and March
A UW-La Crosse Art Department faculty member’s work will be highlighted in a Madison exhibit.
Associate Professor Linda Levinson’s photographic series titled “The Hidden Souls of Books” will be featured in the exhibit “Souls of a Still Life.” It includes Levinson’s series of photograms (camera-less images) made on cyanotype and silver photographic paper from books — the very presence and feel of which inspired her with a feeling for the inner source of light trapped within them. These are not “pictures” but unique objects; things actually made by a thing.
Levinson commented about her works: “I began by selecting books whose titles attracted me, such as: “The Writings of Anna Freud,” “The Sanskrit-English Dictionary,” the “King James Bible,” and Tristan Tzara’s Selected Poems. I have retained the titles of the books and the order in which I made the prints as my titles for the images; for the very titles of the books I used resonate with the inner source of light I have culled from them.”
The Madison exhibit also includes “The Art of a Still Life” by Eric Baillies. This includes a series of still life images that largely incorporates Wisconsin plants, food and natural patterns and textures in nature with both tintype and collodion glass negatives.
The exhibit opens with a reception from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, and runs through March 23 in the Diane Endres Ballweg Gallery on the third floor of the Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St., Madison.