The Constructed Library of Danae Falliers November 16, 2014 – Posted in: Art, Books and Art, Content, Photography – Tags: ,

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It started innocently enough. While visiting the Rem Koolhaas-designed, Central Branch of the Seattle Public Library Danae Fallier began snapping photos of the iconic building and the books. 

When looking at the photographs she took that day she noticed that the text on the book spines had blurred and were no longer visible. 

It was then that her library series was born. The almost natural abstraction that appeared in those Seattle photographs motivated her to to start digitally manipulating a new group of library images.

The photos in the library series are completely constructed. Gone is any text and added are the colors and forms of the abstractionist. The blur becomes clear abstraction and the books are the building blocks.

The text from which culture emanates has disappeared but the books retain their form and still “color” the world.


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And if that is not cool enough Falliers also gives us reverse, a series of images fore-edges.

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View more of the library series here

An exhibit of the library series will held held at Craig Kull Gallery in Santa Monica, CA from November 29, 2014 – January 17, 2015

More of the reverse series here

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