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Catya Plate: Clothespin Tarot

Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor, 212-481-0295
Chelsea
September 22 - December 4, 2010
Reception: Wednesday, September 22, 6 - 8 PM
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The Center for Book Arts presents an exhibition of work by Catya Plate.

This project comprises a series of original drawings and an artist book as well as an animated film. Since 2003 Plate has been working on a series of 78 watercolor and pencil drawings inspired by the 78 cards of the traditional tarot. Clothespins have always played a key role in Plate’s work and in this exhibition they become Clothespin Freaks; figures who, made of clear plastic clothespins, doll’s body parts and sewn pieces, are the real heroes in this subversive Tarot adventure. The installation features a new animated film, The Reading, which is a culminating artist project to this body of work.

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