Monday, February 24, 2014 - Saturday, April 5, 2014

Paintings/Collages & Unique Books II

New works by Austin Straus


  • Location: Clapp Library Gallery @ the Academic Commons
  • Time: All Day
  • Sponsor: Library
"Paintings/Collages and Books II" is a whole new exhibition of the works of artist, poet, musician Austin Straus.  
From the author: "The works shown here are a small sampling of my output spanning more than 50 years. In many of my collages I try to suggest the multiplicity, ambiguities, and interplay of memories and dreams. (Thus: Rosetta Speaks, Boy in a Sailor Suit, Panther Song and Violators.) In others, I map cities and ruins. And in Las Vegas I tried to suggest the glitter and gold of that overwhelming money machine. I started making artists’ books more than 30 years ago. Recently, I’ve been experimenting with burning books (see my additional statement near the vitrine). I love the idea of see-through multi-level pages that can be turned by the reader-viewer, with a beautiful and powerful surprise on each page. Many of my books are sculptural artworks in book form. Other books are albums of paintings, collages, and drawings."
Free and open to the public. Join us for a gallery talk with Austin Straus at the exhibition, Tuesday, March 18, noon - 1pm. This is a *CSP event.
Exhibition runs through March 31, 2014