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Saturday, June 3
2-3:30 PM

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The Old Manse
Concord, MA

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Artist Talk: Greg Lookerse Discusses Thoreau’s Influence on his Work

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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 on Saturday, June 3rd from 2 to 3 pm 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 caption: Greg Lookerse, The Emersonian Rose, detail, 2016, cut and folded book pages.

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