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The Book Remembers Everything – The Work of Erica Van Horn

Hello out there New Havenites! There will be a show highlighting The Beinecke Library’s collection of Erica Van Horn’s (Seven Lady Saintes) work  January 13 -through March 27th, 2010.

“Throughout her career, Van Horn has woven together her methods and preoccupations into a common fabric of artistic practice and subject. Her interest in exploring the daily aspects of her life though her art, for instance, is informed and determined by her frequent use and reuse of ordinary and cast-off materials as the raw materials of her work. In remembering and making beautiful mundane aspects of life, Van Horn celebrates the significant but often unnoticed habits and customs of family and friendship, the exquisite qualities of home, the work of making art.”

Erica Van Horn will visit the Beinecke Library for a public conversation with Beinecke curator, Nancy Kuhl, on February 24, 2010, at 4pm. Van Horn will discuss her development as an artist and writer, her artistic process, her influences and inspirations. The conversation will refer directly to materials on view in the current exhibition.

Born in Concord, New Hampshire, Erica Van Horn now lives in rural Tipperary, Ireland, where she is the publisher, with Simon Cutts, of Coracle, a small press producing creative and critical works of various kinds in small editions. Coracle Books

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

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