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  • Angela Silver. Red Thread Book, 2004. Photo by Scott Lee
    Angela Silver. Red Thread Book, 2004. Photo by Scott Lee
  • Angela Silver. Red Thread Book (detail), 2004. Photo by Scott Lee
    Angela Silver. Red Thread Book (detail), 2004. Photo by Scott Lee
  • Angela Silver. Red Thread Book (detail), 2004. Photo by Scott Lee
    Angela Silver. Red Thread Book (detail), 2004. Photo by Scott Lee

Region:
Ontario
Date: 
2004
Dimensions: 
20 x 27.5 x 20 cm
Materials:
paperback novella, threads
Techniques:
stitched
Type:
sculpture
Donor/funder gift credit: 
Acquired 2006 with the assistance of the Arti Gras Committee, 2005 and the Elizabeth L. Gordon Art Programme of the Walter and Duncan Foundation



Description

Angela Silver's work is an examination of absence through the residue of language.  She creates work that investigates the legibility of text by obscuring and masking the marks from which it is...

Angela Silver's work is an examination of absence through the residue of language.  She creates work that investigates the legibility of text by obscuring and masking the marks from which it is cumulatively formed.

Red Thread Book began as an experiment in value.  Silver picked up a 1950s Italian paperback that was worthless.  She was interested in reinserting some sense of value and began sewing through each line of text.  She liked the way the accretion of thread resisted the linear qualities of the text, overtaking the surface of the page.  The pages act as skin and the vein-like red threads, knot and gather referencing the corporal and its viscera.




Artist Profile

Angela Silver first studied fine art at the New York Studio Program at The New School at Parsons.  She continued on to complete a BFA with distinction at the Alberta College of Art and Design...



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