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Greg Lookerse at the Old Manse

  • The Old Manse 269 Monument Street Concord, MA, 01742 United States (map)

Greg Lookerse is the 2017 Artist-in-Residence at Fruitlands Museum and The Old Manse. He has a solo exhibition, Literary Soil, on view at Fruitlands Museum through August 20, and new works by him will be unveiled this fall. His process begins with the close reading of texts, particularly American literature, and follows with performative and labor-intensive creation. For example, he alters the pages of his own paperbacks with salt water, pigment, and by cutting and folding them into ornate patterns.

Join us to meet Greg, see his original artwork, and hear more about how authors including Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Herman Melville, and Annie Dillard influence him.

Image: Greg Lookerse, The Emersonian Rose, detail, 2016, cut and folded book pages.