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Paul de Guzman: Text and the City

April 1, 2006 - June 11, 2006

AWE Gallery

Text and the City is a collection of recent work by Paul de Guzman, a Vancouver-based conceptual artist. Works in the exhibition include new additions to Invisible Cities, his well-known series of bookworks which involves the painstaking excision of layers from various publications to create small, detailed architectural and intellectual interiors. The exhibition also includes new bookwork/sculptures that use Lego building blocks to investigate issues of urban reuse, especially recent innovations in building practices known as “parasitic architecture.”

Premiering at the AGW as part of this exhibition is de Guzman’s Bibliography Project, a wall installation which consists of 137 multilingual book titles taken from The Words Between the Spaces (2002), a book by Thomas A. Markus and Deborah Cameron which examines the influence of language on architecture.

Paul de Guzman was born in the Philippines in 1965 and immigrated to Canada in 1986. He has exhibited in Canada, the United States, Germany, France, and Belgium.

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