I was in Denver last week and stopped by the Tattered Cover bookstore on east Colfax Avenue. To my great surprise and delight, two books were featured on the table in front of the Art section. The first was by my favorite writer on art, John Berger, and his classic Ways of Seeing, the other was The Lure of the Local by Lucy Lippard which has an art installation of mine featured in it! I can’t believe I was displayed there next to John Berger and with Lucy Lippard, two giants indeed!
Beyond Belief: Theoaesthetics of Just Old-Time Religion? has just been published by Pickwick. I have a chapter in this book which I co-authored with Dr. David O’Hara and based on a course we teach together at Augustana College entitled “Visual Culture and the Sacred: Creative Acts of Resistance and Redemption in Art, Film, and New Media.” Another chapter is by Dan Siedell, who should be read if you are interested in the intersection of liturgy, religion, and art.
The terrazzo link between the main science building and the north lecture theatres is nearly finished.