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’s 2016 Center-funded exhibition, Pati Hill: Photocopier, will travel to Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, Connecticut. An opening reception will be held November 4 from 4–6:30 p.m., featuring a gallery talk with curator and Arcadia Art Gallery director, Richard Torchia, as well as a presentation by Pati Hill scholar Zachary See.
Pati Hill: Photocopier is 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. The exhibition was on view at Arcadia Art Gallery from February 25 – April 24, 2016.