The Reading Room

27 October - 15 November 2009
Park Contemporary

Cheryl Penn is a professional artist who specializes in large corporate installations in oils and mixed media, and also works as the curator of the new ADvTECH collection in Johannesburg.

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Penn is interested in artists’ books as a contemporary, interdisciplinary post-modern art form in which to articulate a personal visual language. She makes specific reference to the altered book, an art form currently garnering a large international following. The artist explores the book as a quiet, contemplative space in which to present a personal narrative, using the space of the book as a way to juxtapose reality and the imagination.

The Reading Room is an exhibition of artists’ books made during the course of her research for a Masters Degree at the Durban University of Technology.