Copyright 2007-2012
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Ex Libris opened at Sabina Lee Gallery on May 19th, 2012.

The exhibition is structured around an inversion of the institutional practice of exhibition lending. Rather than presenting rare objects borrowed for public viewing, this exhibition is comprised of materials (books, images, recordings) that are publicly accessible and in circulation via being borrowed from the Los Angeles Public Library. Participants will present their selections in whatever method or form they devise; this project is an experiment and its contents will read as an intriguing iteration of subjectivity affecting a larger archive.

Ex Libris includes projects by:

Travis Diehl
Becca Mann
Summer Mann
Sharon Mizota
Simone Montemurno featuring The Chapin Sisters
Susan Morgan
Claire Nereim
Andy Robert
Millie Wilson

 
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Ex Libris was on view for the duration of a standard library loan. An event – a recital by Travis Diehl – took place at Sabina Lee Gallery on May 26th, 2012. Ex Libris is organized by Simone Montemurno.

 
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Installation view

 
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Sharon Mizota
Chinatown branch, 10 a.m., May 16, 2012

 
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Installation view

 
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Susan Morgan
Excerpt from Esther McCoy’s essay “Library Use,” copies of The Anatomy of Melancholia and The Five Little Peppers borrowed from the LAPL.

 
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Summer Mann
What is the What
Woven cheesecloth on embroidery loom and library book

 
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Installation view

 
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Summer Mann
Moby Dick
Image catalogue of different published book covers

 
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Summer Mann
An American Childhood
Photographs, ink jet prints, cyanotypes, celluloid negatives, found stones, glass and library book

The God of Small Things
Library book and embroidery thread

Moby Dick
Library book and embroidery thread

 
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Installation view

 
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Andy Robert
If•Only, 2012
Xeroxes and transparent post•it flags

Gold•fish, 2012
Wine glass, transparent post•it flags

 
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Andy Robert
Detail of If•Only, 2012
Xeroxes and transparent post•it flags

 
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Andy Robert
Detail of Gold•fish, 2012
Wine glass, transparent post•it flags

 
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Installation view

 
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Simone Montemurno featuring The Chapin Sisters
All our Lives, 2012
Audio recording and library books

 
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Millie Wilson
Suburban Adjacent: Found and Borrowed, Research Unfinished, 2012
Ink jet prints

Claire Nereim
Untitled
Library books

 
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Millie Wilson
Detail of Suburban Adjacent: Found and Borrowed, Research Unfinished, 2012
Ink jet prints

 
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Millie Wilson
Detail of Suburban Adjacent: Found and Borrowed, Research Unfinished, 2012
Ink jet prints

 
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Claire Nereim
Untitled
Library books

 
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Installation view

 
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Becca Mann
Detail of Untitled, 2012
Laser copied artist book, library books,
bookends on shelf

 
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Becca Mann
Untitled, 2012
Laser copied artist book, library books,
bookends on shelf

Becca Mann
Untitled, 2012
Xeroxed artist book

 
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Becca Mann
Detail of Untitled, 2012
Xeroxed artist book

 
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Installation view

 
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Jesse Peterson
Indian Removal Act
De-accessioned LAPL vinyl records