“Gideon Barnett: After Edith” exhibition and opening reception at Light Work.

If you can get yourself to Syracuse by 6 PM tonight, you can catch Gideon Barnett’s gallery talk in conjunction with his exhibition, After Edith.

This body of work includes three types of images found in photography books from public libraries: Vandalized images, photocopies of stolen images inserted into books by librarians in order to replace the original images, and facing pages that stuck together and became damaged upon being pulled apart.  Barnett likens the resulting images to other types of art, such as collages and charcoal drawing and uses them to address issues such as censorship and human nature.

If you’re unable to hustle to the gallery talk and opening tonight, the show remains on view through December 18th.

For full details, including a short video with Barnett narrating over many of the images from the exhibition, click here.

Photo credit: Gideon Barnett