Claire Van Vliet: A Celebration of Paper exhibit at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
The exhibit included both Van Vliet’s handmade books and pulp paintings. The books were presented on open pedestals without a glass/plexiglass cover. It was wonderful to be able to get really close to the pieces.
I swear – there was no touching. I’m a good girl.
I took lots of pictures of the show, but this is by no means is an excuse to skip the show if you can make it. The exhibit is small, yet cozy, and is easily doable in an hour. Go, go, go – it’s worth it!
Circulus Sapientiae/Circle of Wisdom (2001), pulp painting and letterpress:
Dido and Aeneas (1989), pulp painting and letterpress:
Snowfield (1993), pulp painting:
Clouds (1992), pulp painting:
Lilac Wind (1983), pulp painting and letterpress:
I picked up an exhibit catalog for the show, which I’ll show you in a future post.
If you’re closer to Montpelier, VT (hey, I live there!), you can visit Paper Works, another Van Vliet exhibit running now through the end of September. The exhibit is at the Governor’s Gallery in the Pavilion Office Building at 109 State Street. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and photo identification is required for admittance.