Catherine Wagner

American (b. 1953)

Sula, Toni Morrison (2013)

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archival pigment print

24 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches

Wagner’s trans/literate series continues her investigation of cultural archives that use unique systems to transfer knowledge. Each book is broken into macro- and micro-abstractions. Viewed at a distance, the diptychs are color fields, revealing only the color of the cover and the white page of an open book printed in braille. The photographs convey a strong understanding of physical loss, documenting the books as flat surfaces that create a sculptural illusion of punched relief, with a distance that reinforces the irreplaceable loss of a physical dimension.

Donated by: Anglim Gilbert Gallery

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