My grandmother was a reader, my mother was a reader and because of them, I, too, am a reader. I love books. For as long as I can remember, I have discovered great stories by judging books by their covers or from a tempting title jumping out from its place on a crowded shelf. Recently, a friend sent me this anonymous quote: "I will never cease to be amazed by books. Seriously. Just think about it: thousands of people read the same book but in each one's mind the characters look different and the setting changes and we're all reading the same thing but it's so unique to each of us." That too applies to art - how we create it and how we view it. By creating Visual Fiction, I am able to combine my love of books (by repurposing titles) and my love of art by creating a program that encourages artists to create new work that entices readers to become art enthusiasts while experiencing the magical space of libraries. I hope this will be the beginning of many chapters.
Nancy Larrew, artist and curator
The launch of Visual Fiction begins with Chapter One: Inner Space/ Outer Space. Artists created works based on classic titles belonging to space and science fiction genres to compliment the theme of the Lamada Park Branch Library for Pasadena's ArtNight on view October 13, 2023 from 6 - 10 pm.
In case you miss him on Pasadena ArtNight, check him out on IG @lilmayo
In addition to sculptures, Baron Margo will have one of his Rocket Cars at ArtNight
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