Pati Hill, detail from A Swan: An Opera in Nine Chapters, 1978, installation of thirty-four black and white photocopies, each 8 1/2 x 14″.
Pati Hill, detail from A Swan (1978), installation comprised of 34 black and white photocopies with captions, 8 1/2 x 14\."
Pati Hill, Alphabet of Common Objects (detail, typewriter ribbon), c. 1975-79, 45 black and white copier prints, each 11” x 8.5″; Image courtesy Estate of Pati Hill.
Pati Hill, Alphabet of Common Objects, c. 1975-79, 45 black and white copier prints, each 11” x 8.5,″ part of Arcadia University Art Gallery's 2015 exhibition Pati Hill: Photocopier. Courtesy Estate of Pati Hill and Arcadia.
Arcadia University Art Gallery presents Pati Hill: Photocopier, an exhibition of early artwork by the late Pati Hill (1921-2014), an American writer who pioneered the use of the photocopier as an artistic tool in the 1970s. Using the machine to scan objects as quotidian as a gum wrapper or as unexpected as a dead swan, Hill published many of the resulting images alongside her own texts. The first comprehensive presentation of a largely unknown body of work, this exhibition surveys black and white prints made between 1974 and 1983, accompanied by a publication and a series of public programs.
On February 25, an opening reception will held in the gallery, featuring a talk by gallery director and exhibition curator Richard Torchia on Hill's artistic process, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The galleries will remain open until 10:00 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public.