Join us Wednesday, May 1, for an artist's talk on 'Tale Spins: Water, Animals, Ruins'


You are invited to hear from James Boyd Brent about the intaglio process and the inspiration behind his new series of prints, "Tale Spins: Water, Animals, Ruins," on exhibit in the Architecture and & Landscape Architecture Library.

"Tale Spins: Water, Animals, and Ruins" points at the multilayered nature of existence, and is an invitation to ponder how consciousness lies between one thing and another -- water and land, animals and people, growth and decay.

Wednesday, May 1, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library
210 Rapson Hall
University of Minnesota
89 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis
hours and directions
Exhibition Coordinator: Deborah Boudewyns -

About the Exhibit
The new intaglio series by artist and professor James Boyd Brent is about ancillary narratives and half-stories. The work illustrates moments that may or may not actually be stories, as such, but which allude to the way the mind concocts a world for itself, among worlds.

This idea echoes the work of wood-engraver Thomas Bewick, best known for the small vignettes that he made to adorn the end of chapters, and which denote a sense of a story without the story ever actually being spelled out. Abound in his imagery are stories, but they do not necessarily correspond with the main text. In each, the viewer is drawn to look into a small, distinct and illuminated world.

Exhibit on view through May 12, 2013 at the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library.

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