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Thomas Allen’s Latest Works Find New Artistic Perspectives in Dissected Old Science Books
Posted By Beth Buczynski On August 24, 2012 @ 1:59 pm In Art,carousel showcase,gallery,Recycled Materials | No Comments
To celebrate both our pursuit and discovery of these hidden gems, Allen recently released a new series of cut book illustrations. Each is a tiny masterpiece that requires the reader to change perspective or adjust their imagination to interpret the scene within. The exhibit is called “Beautiful Evidence ” and will open with brunch at FOLEY on Sunday September 9, 2012 from 12PM-2PM.
“Most of my summer was devoted to paging through (and tearing pages from) the old science books, encyclopedias and primary readers that I’ve been collecting/hoarding since graduate school (1993-1996)–turning my tidy workspace into a total disaster!” explains Allen on his website. “After a solid week of making cutouts, I spent another four arranging (pinning/gluing/taping), photographing, stitching-together and color–correcting the overlapping exposures of 32 new images.”
The result is recycled book art  that acts as a juxtaposition of the old and the new, outdated perspectives colliding with modern interpretations, filled in with fresh color. Twelve of Allen’s “Beautiful Evidence” pieces will adorn the walls and mark the opening of FOLEY’s new location at 97 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002.
+ Thomas Allen 
via This Is Colossal 
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 Thomas Allen: http://inhabitat.com/thomas-allen-turns-tired-pulp-fiction-book-covers-into-pop-up-sculptures/
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 FOLEY: http://foleygallery.com/
 recycled book art: http://inhabitat.com/6-amazing-works-of-art-made-using-recycled-books/
 Thomas Allen: http://thomasallenonline.com
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