Artwork in Madison

The Writings of Anna Freud, 11”x15” cyanotype.

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.

The Audubon Society Guide to North American Mushrooms, 11”x14” silver gelatin print.

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.

19th and 20th Century Painting, 11”x14” silver gelatin print.

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.

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