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Brian Dettmer: Elemental

May 30-August 18, 2013

Brian Dettmer is an internationally renowned sculptor who uses outdated, mass-produced books as the medium for his craft.  The artist carefully slices through books such as old encyclopedias and medical guides, revealing words, patterns and images. Individual ideas and thoughts are separated from their original context and rejoined to allow them new possibilities of meaning. What is left behind is a stunning, visual prose.

Dettmer has exhibited at institutions world-wide, such as Museum of Arts and Design (New York), Museum of Contemporary Art (Georgia), Museum Rijswiijh (Netherlands) and Wellcome Collection (England).

Donate a children's book and receive $2 off admission to see Brian Dettmer's work at MOCA.  

Watch a CBS Interview with Brian Dettmer.



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