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Volume 68, Issue 3, Wednesday, August 28, 2002

Arts & Entertainment


By Geronimo Rodriguez
The Daily Cougar

Who would have thought a worn notebook would soon become the centerpiece of an art display?

Photo courtesy of Blaffer Gallery

Number 140 of Michael Byron's The Amitin Notebook Project is one of the items on display at UH's Blaffer Gallery. The project will be available
for viewing until Sept. 8.

If this doesn't sound conceivable, it's time to check out Michael Byron work titled The Amitin Notebook Project. It will be on display until
September 8 at UH's Blaffer Gallery. The artist will offer a lecture Thursday at 2 p.m. Byron will also attend a reception Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.,
with Artist Talk beginning at 7:30.

It began when Byron purchased a partially filled notebook and filled the blank pages with drawings, paintings and collages. Byron also scanned
photographs and added texts and motifs to some works. The project spanned three years.

After completing 239 separate drawings, leaving about 90 blank pages, Byron divided the works into four categories: "Master Suite," "Offspring,"
"Outtakes," and "Destroyed." The current display mainly consists of drawings from the "Master Suite" and the "Offspring" - the "Outtakes" are a
part of a separate display and the "Destroyed" were photographed and well, destroyed.

The displays, which are numbered and titled, range from self-portraits to obscure yet eye-catching images.

The event is free and open to the public.

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