Close Looking/Close Reading

Diane Samuels
October 02, 2010
Scripps College Humanities Auditorium

Diane Samuels’ work can be as intimate as a book, as fragile as a beam of light, or as large and engineered as a two-story pedestrian bridge. Regardless of scale or complexity, each piece is experienced as an object of sensuous appeal that gradually reveals itself to be the result of a complex act of personal and social memory, typically memory embedded with and eventually seen through language.

Diane Samuels’ work spans many media and many scales. Her public artwork includes The Alphabet Garden, a memorial garden in Grafeneck, Germany, Luminous Manuscript at the Center for Jewish History in New York and a two-story pedestrian bridge, Lines of Sight at Brown University. She has exhibited throughout the U.S. and Europe, and her work is in private and public collections including the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Municipal Museum of Györ, Hungary, Reed College, and the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry. She is represented by the Kim Foster Gallery in New York and is co-founder of City of Asylum/Pittsburgh.

A dinner at 6:00pm precedes the 7:30pm lecture.

Please note that Frederic W. Goudy Lectures are free and open to the public.

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