As part of the Burnaby Art Gallery's Outreach Program in the public libraries, a selection of six bookworks from the "Invisible Cities" series is currently on display at the newly constructed Tommy Douglas Library in Burnaby, BC, Canada. The books are installed in a wood and plexiglas vitrine with a Kromekote silver foil backdrop.
Inspired by Italo Calvino's collection of short stories "La citta invisibili", this series of works uses the structure of the book to create sculptures that reference architectural plans and drawings. By carefully slicing through the pages of art books, de Guzman creates multi-layered constructions, transforming the nature, purpose, and function of the book.
This is the first in a series of Outreach Exhibitions by the Burnaby Art Gallery focusing on artist books related to maps and topography. The exhibition runs from April 23 to July 8, 2013.
For more information on the series "Invisible Cities", please visit http://pauldeguzman.com/gallery/invisible-cities