Jack E. and Debbie T. Thomas Gallery

Buzz Spector: Works On and Of Paper

Works by Buzz Spector. Left to right: “Altered Lewitt” (1985),”Encyclopedia” (1982), “Not Even” (2015)

The Thomas Gallery fosters discovery and inspiration through the display of Washington University Libraries’ vast and distinct collections. The exhibition space is stewarded by the Department of Special Collections.

Buzz Spector is a professor of art in the Sam Fox School who uses the book as a concept for exploration and as raw material in his work. Tearing pages and stacking books, he creates pieces that seem sculptural and that challenge traditional definitions of the book. The exhibit features examples of this deconstructive approach, along with samples of Spector’s photography, collage work, and poetry. The exhibit will be on view through June 2019.