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The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, BC Group exhibition "To Make Measurable What is Not So" 5 May - 4 September 2016
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"Rosemary Burden translates thoughts and phrases from the literary canon, great thinkers, contemporary authors and pop musicians into glittering strands of threaded beads. The words of Shakespeare, Galileo, Lewis Carroll, Lennon & McCartney and others are broken down into their alphabetic components, translated to the zeroes and ones of binary code and represented in corresponding colourful beads. These strands of language are suspended in an abstracted pattern across a dark wall: a web of words and ideas intersecting and diverging, intact but rendered unintelligible." (Catalog of a Reach Gallery Exhibition: "To Make Measurable What is Not So" Laura Schneider, Curator - click to view)
Rosemary Burden loves books. As an artist she delights in taking the works and words of other artists - thinkers, poets, writers, musicians - all who use words to express their art, and reimagine their words in other forms. She has deconstructed old, worn books into butterflies, and taken digital versions of letters and made them solid strings of colourful beads. Words speak in new forms in her hands - and still they communicate! (Artist Statement: Rosemary Burden)