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Book Artist's Speakers Series: Béatrice Coron

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Virginia Center for the Book

at the Jefferson School City Center

233 4th Street NW

Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Join us for a very special late afternoon presentation...
Béatrice Coron: Book Shelves to Cat Walk

Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 5:30 PM

The event is free, BUT as space is limited, please register:

Coron's oeuvre includes illustration, book arts, fine art, and public art. She cuts her characteristic silhouette designs in paper and Tyvek. She also creates works in stone, glass, metal, rubber, stained glass and digital media.
Her work has been purchased by major museum collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum, The Walker Art Center and The Getty. Her public art can be seen in subways, airport and sports facilities among others.

Artist's Statement
For the last 20 years, I have been exploring visual storytelling in artist books, paper cutting, and public art. Collecting memories from individuals and communities, I stage narrative allegories in silhouette to create a dialogue with the viewer in playful fantasies. These visual chronicles record archetypal stories that transcend time and space.

My goal is to invite the public to pause and bring their own ideas finding personal interpretation to reclaim their imaginative powers. My personal history fueled my curiosity for stories and questioned my perception of realities. I have been fascinated by the relation of people to their space and the sense of belonging. Using papercutting where everything is cut from a single piece of Tyvek, the profusion of individual stories makes a coherent whole world.

Book Artist's Speakers Series: Béatrice Coron
Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 5:30 PM
Virginia Center for the Book
at the Jefferson School City Center

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Charlottesville, VA 22903

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