The Hunt Library presents the exhibition “John Frederick Walker: Altered Books”.

FALLS VILLAGE – The David M. Hunt Library will feature altered book art by John Frederick Walker in its ongoing Art in the Stacks series through September.

The Falls Village artist began incorporating book forms into his art in the mid-1990s.

“These works come from real books or book fragments that have been radically altered and range from tabletop sculptures to large wall reliefs. All show open book pages from which pages have been torn or cut, transforming what remains into graphic meditations on hidden, missing or destroyed information, memories and losses,” read a statement.


Walker’s art has been exhibited nationally in solo and group shows and is represented in a number of private and public collections, including the Yale University Art Gallery, the Brooklyn Museum Library, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington.

He is also the author of A Certain Curve of Horn, an account of his search for an endangered antelope species in war-torn Angola, and a history of the ivory trade, Ivory’s Ghosts.

For more information, call the library at 860-824-7424 or visit huntlibrary.org/art-wall where the entire exhibit can be viewed and artwork can be reserved for purchase. The library is located at 63 Main St., Falls Village.

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