Well Read: A Mini Solo Show
In collaboration with Chicago’s Galerie F, D.C.-based artist Tracie Ching debuts her mini solo exhibition, “Well Read”.
“Well Read” investigates the relationship between contemporary films and the literary classics from which they are derived. In this body of work Tracie Ching explores different novels that have spawned successful film counterparts, creating her own interpretations which carefully adhere to their respective stories. The show itself is a response to the use of source material and the effects that different visual representations have on them over time. Every representation, including Tracie’s, is a result of applying different filters to a piece of work that has become larger than the creator could have ever imagined. While the film industry may introduce aesthetic, thematic, or even plot changes, Tracie attempts to stay close to the original source material while applying aesthetics attributed to the time period of each novel.
Limited edition silk screen prints accompanied by letterpress bookmarks and custom bound books will be available at the opening reception on Friday, March 28th. All remaining works will be posted in Galerie F’s online store the following week. A portion of all proceeds from the show will be donated to Reading is Fundamental, , the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States (rif.org).
Photos of the opening can be found here.
All remaining works are now available online!
Well Read: A Mini-Solo Exhibition from Tracie Ching
Friday March 28th - Friday April 11th, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, March 28th from 6:00 to 10:00pm
The official Facebook event page is located here.
Reading Is Fundamental
A portion of ...
Best known for her pop culture-based silkscreen prints, Tracie brings classic literature to the silkscreen medium. Expertly printed by The Half & Half, each 18x24" limited edition print is hand signed and numbered and exclusive to Well ...
Well Read will feature custom bound books personally laid out and designed by the artist. This includes custom title pages, chapters, and dust covers. There will be two copies of the five literary classics addressed, each of their dust covers ...
What would a show about literature be without bookmarks? Well Read is pleased to present a set of five bookmarks featuring letterpressed quotes from each book addressed in the show with metallic gold ink. All will be hand signed and numbered. The ...