Wake Amusements Exhibit

Please stop by the Library in March to view the exhibition WAKE AMUSEMENTS organized by Curator Matt Packer from the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Ireland.

March 1-31, Ahmanson 3rd floor
Exhibit on display
in the Millard Sheets Library

Wednesday, March 16, 1pm, Ahmanson Room 501
Curator Matt Packer is lecturing about this exhibition

The exhibition features artist books by 12 contemporary Irish artists, who each use the book format as a space of display, investigation and interaction. Adopting the title of ‘wake amusements,’ and drawing reference to the jovial funerary practices that were an Irish folk tradition up until the turn of the 20th century, the artists books have been selected to reflect the theme of enlivening the dead as applied to people, places, and objects.

The exhibition is a collaboration between the Glucksman Gallery and OTIS’ Ben Maltz Gallery, Millard Sheets Library, and Heather Joseph Witham’s Liberal Studies class Myths, Legends and Storytelling. The project is funded in part by Culture Ireland’s initiative Imagine Ireland – A Year of Irish Artists in America 2011 and the Ben Maltz Gallery. Special thanks to Cathy Chambers and Jinger Heffner for installing the show.