Essays by Mark Sloan and Rosamund Purcell.
Published by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art (2009).
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This award-winning catalogue documents the first major retrospective of collage and assemblage artist, Aldwyth. The catalogue accompanied the exhibition Aldwyth: work v./work n. – Collage and Assemblage 1991-2009 at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.
For more than two decades, Aldwyth has produced her art in relative seclusion from the larger art world. Now seventy-five, she lives and works in an octagonal house on the edge of a salt marsh on one of South Carolina’s sea islands, where she creates astonishingly complex collages and assemblages that recall the fantastical intricacies of Hieronymus Bosch. Aldwyth’s collages are often epic in scale.
In her essay for this catalogue, Rosamond Purcell prepares the viewer for a trip through time and space. “Packed with intrinsically fashioned episodes, they seem like worlds that lie outside of our world, and so infinitely worth exploring. To do so, however, one must turn into a viewer of cities from space, an ant crawling on a blanket.”
Aldwyth: work v./work n. – Collage and Assemblage 1991-2009 won the 26th Annual Mary Ellen LoPresti Award and an Honorable Mention in the American Alliance of Museums’ Publications Design Competition.
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