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Tower 1 (Britannica), 2012 © Courtesy of the artist & Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
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2200 Parks Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
May 30th, 2013 - August 18th, 2013
Opening: May 30th, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.virginiamoca.org/
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
info@virginiamoca.org
PHONE:  
757.425.0000
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday 10am-4pm Sunday noon-4pm
TAGS:  
sculpture

DESCRIPTION

Brian Dettmer is an internationally renown sculptor who uses outdated, mass-produced books as the medium for his craft.  The artist carefully slices through books such as old encyclopedias and medical guides, revealing words, patterns and images. Individual ideas and thoughts are separated from their original context and rejoined to allow them new possibilities of meaning. What is left behind is a stunning, visual prose. 

Dettmer has exhibited at insitutions world-wide, such as Museum of Arts and Design (New York), Museum of Contemporary Art (Georgia), Museum Rijswiijh (Netherlands) and Wellcome Collection (England).