Sean Kelly announces By the Book, a group exhibition that explores the influence of literature in contemporary art and features works that utilize this idea as their source of inspiration. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, June 25, from 6 – 8pm. From the literal to the conceptual, the exhibition will embrace a range of work in diverse media and forms. Many of the works on view in By the Book employ metaphor, allusion, and allegory as structures to evoke a powerfully symbolic visual language, while others are inspired more directly by literary texts and fictional narratives. Featured artists include: Caroline Bergvall, Los Carpinteros, James Casebere, Marcel Duchamp, Iran do Espírito Santo, Diana Fonseca Quiñones, Fernanda Fragateiro, Chitra Ganesh, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Candida Höfer, Rebecca Horn, Roni Horn, William

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