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“Secret Garden (Waterville)” a Carly Glovinski Art Exhibition

Sun. Feb 17

We are honored to host a new interactive art installation by Carly Glovinski at the library.  Come over to the library and explore! And don’t forget to check out more of Carly’s amazing artwork at the Colby Museum of Art (http://www.colby.edu/museum/exhibition/currents8-carly-glovinski/) and on her website (http://www.carlyglovinski.com/).

The installation will be available to explore at the Library any time during library hours: Monday through Thursday 10AM to 7PM, Friday 10AM to 5PM, and Saturday 10AM to 3PM.

From the artist:

“Secret Garden (Waterville) is an exhibition in the stacks of the Waterville Public Library. It is composed of painted wooden sculptures of the following books:

Library Book Sculpture-Desert Solitaire

Acrylic on wood

Library Book Sculpture-New Garden Book

Acrylic on wood

Library Book Sculpture-Evergreens

Acrylic on wood

Library Book Sculpture-Native Plants of the Northeast

Acrylic on wood

Library Book Sculpture-The American West

Acrylic on wood

Library Book Sculpture-Walden

Acrylic on wood

Library Book Sculpture-Wind in the Willows

Acrylic on wood

Library Book Sculpture-Wildflowers Across America

Acrylic on wood

Library Book Sculpture-Look at America

Acrylic on wood

Library Book Sculpture-A Guide to New England’s Landscape

Acrylic on wood

“The subject matter of the books concerns the landscape and/or natural forms. The painted books are presented on the library shelves, in place of the originals.

“In order to access the exhibition, viewers must mimic the analogue process of searching/looking up a library book using card catalog boxes and finding aides that have been put together specifically for this exhibition. In this exhibition I have created trompe l’oeil objects, but I believe I’ve created a trompe l’oeil experience/activity as well. I want to engage the viewer in the activity of looking up and finding these books, as well as to see the library itself as a kind of landscape, with these painted objects referencing the larger natural landscape, planted as seeds.”


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