The intersection between art and literature is a place where creativity soars. It’s also the subject of an exhibit at the Denver Public Library’s Vida Ellison Gallery by the Art Undercover Book Club, which runs through November 7, 2016.
A book club might seem like an unusual group to put on an art exhibit, let alone be the subject of one, but the Art Undercover Book Club is not your typical book club. Not only does the club focus on books with an artistic theme such as, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis, and Just Kids by Patti Smith, club member Diane Kaiser also creates elaborate photo collages for each book.
These collages aren’t just inspired by the books the club is reading, they attempt to capture the spirit and essence of these books. Kaiser, an amateur photographer who makes her living as an attorney, began creating the collages four years ago when she first joined the club and has been producing them on a regular basis ever since. So far, she’s created 37 composites from the club’s last 37 reads.
Creating these works brings Kaiser closer to them and she devotes tremendous time to researching her subjects before diving into her work. She’s even been known to hit the road to visit places that are mentioned in the books she’s reading.
Are you interested in books that connect art and literature? If you are, be sure to check out this list of Books for Art Lovers that’s perfect for book clubs or anyone who just enjoys a good read. .
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