Looking Out / Looking In
2021 Member's Exhibition



Marianne Dages

Marianne Dages is a Philadelphia based artist investigating the crossroads between image, language, and thought. Her work is held in public collections including the MOMA Library, Yale University Library, and SAIC Chicago. In 2015, she had a solo exhibition at Print Gallery Tokyo. She's been an artist in residence at Herhusid in Iceland, Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency in Germany, and Wells College. Marianne publishes artists’ books under the names Huldra Press and Sistrum.

Rain Words

I chose Rain Words for the Looking Out/Looking In exhibition because it is a literally mirrored reproduction in its entirety (and in blue) of the book Word Rain, Madeline Gins’ masterwork of experimental fiction. Rain Words is a reflection on and of that book, where the interventions act as a prism through which the original book’s contents are read and transformed. The book is a looking-glass for the reader to step through. As it can only be read by mirror, it encourages the reader to gaze upon themselves in the process of taking in the text. Edition of 50

8.25" x 6.25" x .75" closed, 136 pages
Risograph printed hardcover book, hand-bound in cloth with letterpress printed Yupo slipcovers