Brian Dettmer – Adaptations

“Adaptations”, recent altered books by Brian Dettmer is the current show at the Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago.

Brian Dettmer - World Science - 2009

Dettmer loves the process of tearing into a good book. He engages in a reductive method that exchanges linear narrative for sculptural form. The spirit of the defaced publication lives on in a censored state.

Brian Dettmer - World Books - 2009

The woodworking techniques of carving and sanding are utilized on these objects. The process serves as a physical reminder that reflects the origin of the material.

Brian Dettmer - Standard Circle - detail - 2009

Brian Dettmer
3 April – 9 May 2009
Packer Schopf Gallery

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