Ann Hamilton · near-away

Paperback book slices, wood, bookbinder's glue

Ann Hamilton · ciliary

In this juxtaposition, the hollowness of the shell, the implied hand’s rustle and motion, contrasts the silence and solidity in the strata of multiple texts that form each book weight. The hand's reach connects us to what is near while the book's conjoined texts transport us to the far away. Lightness hangs side by side weight. Gesture side by side stasis." 

— Ann Hamilton

Ann Hamilton · near-away

near-away installed at Goya Contemporary Gallery, Baltimore in 2013.

Photo credit: Jenny Fine, Joseph Hyde