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A Closer Look: 'Wood, Paper, Scissors' in the Kenan Center

Exhibition: "Wood, Paper, Scissors" // On view through April 26 in Lockport's Kenan Center

And who says print is dead?

The book-based sculptures of artists Jodi Harvey-Brown and Diane L. Bond, now on view in the Kenan Center's exhibition "Wood, Paper, Scissors," may not be print media in the traditional form. They're transmutations of old technology into new art -- a kind of semi-nostalgic art that is increasing in popularity as we move toward digital modes of expression.

Harvey-Brown's works are much more representative, riffing on popular pop culture enterprises like the "Harry Potter Franchise." Her book-based works are literal, as if the fantasy contained in the text grew of its own volition out of the pages of the book:

"Hogwarts," a book-based sculpture by Jodi Harvey-Brown, is on view in Kenan Center's exhibition "Wood, Paper, Scissors."

"Hogwarts," a book-based sculpture by Jodi Harvey-Brown, is on view in Kenan Center's exhibition "Wood, Paper, Scissors."

Artwork by Jodi Harvey-Brown.

Artwork by Jodi Harvey-Brown.

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Artwork by Jodi Harvey-Brown.

Bond's work, on the other hand, is more open to interpretation and seems to comment on the social connotations and physical substance of the printed form as much as the ideas it may contain:

Book-based artwork by Diane Bond.

Book-based artwork by Diane Bond.

 

Artwork by Diane Bond.

Artwork by Diane Bond.

The exhibition, which also features collages by Marie Price and wood sculptures by Doris Timkey, is on view through April 26.

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