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by todd
camplin
TERRI THORNTON
at The Reading Room through April 14
by Todd Camplin

When I visit the Dallas Reading Room gallery, I am often confronted with strong
conceptual art that gets my mind racing and their current show with Terri Thornton
is no exception.  I have been intellectually captivated by her work so much that
I am planning to hear her artist talk this
Saturday, April 6th at 5 pm at the Reading
Room.  What grabbed my attention are her letters and words.
the use of words. Terri Thornton messes one piece’s words together until only the very edges of
the block are readable. The center loses it readability and becomes just a pure object. Unlike
censored government released documents. Though neither Holzer nor Thornton’s work are
we cannot be known,” from his essays titled Proust, I instantly wanted to talk about my
experience reading Marcel Proust’s translated novel, Remembrance of Things Past.  Then,
when I went home, I had to explore this book by Beckett. I don’t often have an art work
compel me to read a book, so I was thankful for the connections.
interpretations of the work, but maybe the artist talk will have more people when I visit. Because,
with all those ideas striking my brain, I am sure more perspectives on the subjects will spur new
Shelf Detail - Reading is Conversation
But you will have to look for these fun little pieces. Getting To Know You, is an exhibition of
drawings and related material by the Curator of Education at the Modern Art Museum of
Fort Worth, Terri Thornton, which is at The Reading Room through April 14, 2013.
Installation View