September 3 – October 24, 2015
Field Projects, New York, NY
Participating Artists: Molly Springfield, Brad Thiele, and Wilmer Wilson IV
Marginalias features work by three artists who appropriate, re-use, alter, mark-up, and transform texts and books. The artists explore the meanings that accrue to written materials through circulation and propose new ways of understanding existing texts.
Beyond their interest in language, the artists share a dedication to collection and a fidelity to self-imposed rules. They utilize appropriated text and materials, but in the service of highly subjective, personal, and even idiosyncratic projects. Rather than approaching appropriation and rules-based practice as a means of disavowing authorship, the artists in Marginalias foreground their own engagement with the texts at hand.
above image: Brad Thiele, point to point navigation, 2013