February 4, 2022
Rockford Art Museum
”BUZZ SPECTOR: READING MATTER’
FEB 4–MAY 29, 2022
Free Admission sponsored by Liz Dickinson
FRI, FEB 4 (proof of vaccination required for members + public opening)
GALLERY WALK WITH BUZZ SPECTOR | 5:15–6 PM
MEMBERS PREVIEW | 6–7 PM
In ‘Buzz Spector: Reading Matter’, the artist shows his large-format Polaroid photographs of books, whether from his own library or from various private or public collections. This rarely exhibited body of work will show the range of Buzz’s interest in the books others read or collect. Also on view will be Buzz’s drawings and prints, dating back to the 1970s. The centerpiece of the show is a new book construction for the museum, using more than 5,000 books donated from the Rockford and Evanston Public Libraries.
Stay tuned for information on upcoming exhibition-related programs.
‘Reading Matter’ is organized by Rockford Art Museum Curator, Carrie Johnson. Free admission is sponsored by Liz Dickinson. The exhibition and its related educational programming are sponsored and supported by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, Partners in Excellence Grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and Women’s Art Board of Rockford Art Museum. Special thanks to Evanston Public Library and Rockford Public Library for their help in procuring thousands of books for this exhibition!
Buzz Spector (American, b. 1948)
’33 Art Histories (Spine)’, 2003
two internal dye diffusion prints (Polaroid)
Courtesy of the artist and Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago