By A Thread, Land Marks Press, 2006
Artist Lynne Avadenka considers text, ancient and new, and often incorporates old scripture and traditional themes into modern and abstract compositions. She also examines books, handmade and digital, finding the value imbued into them and extrapolating out of them while wrestling with ideas of meaning, aesthetics, image, and language.
Avadenka is the 2013 Jill S. Harris Visiting Artist at the Institute for the Humanities. An established book artist from Detroit who has had her own one-woman press for 25 years, she is a recent recipient of the Kresge Award and an inaugural fellow at the American Academy in Jerusalem. For more information, see lynneavadenka.com.
View original artwork in room 1010 at the Institute for the Humanities, 202 S. Thayer. View a special presentation of Avadenka's Land Marks Press limited edition books in the Frankel Center, room 2000, upstairs from the art exhibit. Several related events are also scheduled.
This exhibit is sponsored by the University of Michigan Library, the U-M Institute for the Humanities, and the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, with printed works from the Special Collections Library.