Joseph Havel

The mixed media sculptures and drawings in this exhibition explore books as an image and idea. Books are vessels filled with the ideas of authors but through association, they fill with the reader’s memories, dreams, and speculation. Books form an architecture of accumulated knowledge which makes libraries cities of collected culture. Joseph Havel is interested in the physical and tangible presence of books as a representation of the less tangible realm of ideas. As we experience more of our mediated world digitally the physicality of books seems a resistance that asserts knowledge is concrete. Read More