Brian Dettmer: Adaptations
Generally I disapprove of the destruction of books. In the case of Brian Dettmer's artwork AND non-resellable textbooks, I encourage it. Well, I guess since its "art" it isn't really destruction, but I mean in reality it is. You are making the original object, the book, useless for its intended purpose. You can't read these. The author, I'm sure, would disapprove. End of tangent.
The artist used nothing but an x-acto knife and tweezers to create these remarkably detailed pieces. The show Adadptations is running through May 9 at the Packer Shopf Gallery in Chicago.