Over the past two years, PRS artist-in-residence David Orr has been photographing mystical, spiritual, and philosophical texts from the library’s extensive collection — often one-of-a-kind, hand-printed and illuminated manuscripts — then recombining the results into abstract forms which allude to their worldview and beyond. The end images evoke the Daoist idea that “the deepest truths can never be captured by words alone.”
DAVID ORR’s work has been shown extensively in the United States and internationally, in shows juried by representatives from the de Young Museum, the International Center for Photography, the Lucie Awards, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. His work is in public collections among artists such as Ansel Adams, John Baldessari, Jim Dine, David Hockney, The Brothers Quay, Edward Weston, and Joel-Peter Witkin.
The exhibit runs March 24th - September 16th, 2018. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment at the gallery. Public viewing hours are Tuesday evenings 5-7, and Fridays 10:30-3:30.