David Merritt : Littera

Patten, James and Laing, Carol. David Merritt : Littera. London, Ont.: London Regional Art and Historical Museums, 1997.

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Abstract (English)

Patten's interpretation of Merritt's two part exhibition - which consisted of one gallery with independent installations and another with interrelated works - focuses on material and temporal aspects of language, as well as tensions between the systematic ordering of culture and the fluidity of nature. Laing's elliptical analysis of the artist's work - drawings composed of small sticks pinned to the gallery wall - incorporates lengthy quotations of the following: Bataille (the body), Benjamin (trace), Debord (dérive), de Certeau (walking the city), Derrida (metaphor) and Handke (threshold). Includes list of works. Biographical notes. 15 bibl. ref.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Patten, James (Curator); Patten, James (Author); Laing, Carol (Author); Fraser, Ted (Prefacer); O'Brien, Paddy Gunn (Editor)
Dossier: 410 - MERRITT, DAVID
Collation: 48 p. : 22 ill. (14 col.) ; 21 x 17 cm
ISBN: 1895800463
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: London, Ont.: London Regional Art and Historical Museums
Artists: Merritt, David
Critics / Curators / Historians: Patten, James
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: 6 Sept. - 9 Nov. 1997, London Regional Art and Historical Museums ; 24 Jan. - 8 Mar. 1998, Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge).
Keywords: LANGUAGE; NATURE; BODY, THE; THRESHOLD; KAFKA, FRANZ; FESSENDEN, REGINALD
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Date Deposited: 12 Aug 1999
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 17:11
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/13309
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