Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Field Guide to Ohio University Collections
  • Mark Dion
    born 1961
    born: New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
  • Field Guide to Ohio University Collections, 2009
  • Where object was made: Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, United States
  • offset lithograph
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 16.4 x 10.1 x 0.4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 7/16 x 4 x 3/16 in
  • Gift of the artist
  • Not on display
  • 2015.0155
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Big Botany: Conversations with the Plant World", 27-Mar-2018
Mark Dion’s artistic activities often take the form of large installations and site-specific commissions. As an interpretative strategy, Dion frequently creates informational texts and illustrations to accompany his projects in small artist’s books that are printed in the format of traditional field guides. This selection gives an overview of Dion’s many areas of activity, as well as his overarching interest in finding avenues between art and science, in this case by blurring the boundaries of artist’s books, technical manuals, and field guides.