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SUBJECT: Grenfell: Grenfell fine arts graduate to open exhibition on Memorial’s St. John’s campus
DATE: June 10, 2009

         Grenfell visual arts alumna Shirley Greer will display her graduating show of artist’s books at the Queen Elizabeth II Library on the St. John’s campus of Memorial University.
         The book works in this exhibition, titled Affectionately Yours, were created as part of the research for Ms. Greer’s master of arts in creative and performing arts (2009) from the Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland.
          While artist’s books share some common ground with traditional books, they challenge the viewer’s response and require a new kind of reading. A combination of binding techniques, material choices, digital imagery, printmaking and letterpress processes formed the basis for these sculptural works. This exhibition represents her investigation into this multi-disciplinary field of artists’ books.
          “Four letters, written in the 1930s by Rev. W. H. Dotchon of Brigus to my grandmother, and to my grandparents, jointly provided content for this investigation which explores how we create meaning from a work that is at once familiar and yet outside the realm of the anticipated,” said Ms. Greer, who hails from Pasadena. 
          The work will be on display in the main lobby of the QEII Library June 15-Aug. 14.

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