Buzz Spector will be one of the featured readers for the next •chance operations• reading on Monday, June 25, at Duff's, 392 N. Euclid.
The other featured readers will be Ben Moeller-Gaa, John Han, Chris Parr, and Tony Renner, reading Dorothea Grossman.
Musical guest to be announced.
Free admission; doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Advance sign-up for the open-mic following the featured readers is encouraged. Click here to sign-up via e-mail.
Buzz Spector’s artwork has been the focus of exhibitions in such museums and galleries as the Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art, Prato, Italy.
His art makes frequent use of the book, both as subject and object, and is concerned with relationships between public history, individual memory, and perception.
Spector’s poetry and experimental writing has been published in various journals and reviews since the 1970s, including Benzene, Café Solo, and River Styx. He is the author of The Book Maker's Desire, critical essays on topics in contemporary art and artists' books (Umbrella Editions, 1995), and numerous exhibition catalogue essays. A volume of selected interviews of Spector plus new page art, Buzzwords, was published in 2012 by Sara Ranchouse, Chicago.
Spector is Dean of the College and Graduate School of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.
as if a shadow
-- Buzz Spector
T. Renner, "Book (for Buzz Spector) #2," 2011, digital photograph.