Today is April 10, 2020; the
CSOA community member (and UW-L Associate Professor of Art) Linda Levinson has an exhibit at the Madison Central Library entitled “The Hidden Souls of Books”. The exhibit consists of a series of photograms (camera-less images) made on cyanotype and silver photographic paper from books — the very presence and feel of which inspired her with a feeling for the inner source of light trapped within them. These are not “pictures” but unique objects; things actually made by a thing. Levinson commented about her works: “I began by selecting books whose titles attracted me, such as: “The Writings of Anna Freud,” “The Sanskrit-English Dictionary,” the “King James Bible,” and Tristan Tzara’s Selected Poems. I have retained the titles of the books and the order in which I made the prints as my titles for the images; for the very titles of the books I used resonate with the inner source of light I have culled from them.”
The exhibit runs through March 23 in the Diane Endres Ballweg Gallery on the third floor of the Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St., Madison.