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Exhibition Reception with the Artist

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA 94115 (map)

Book/Marks: What We Leave Behind
Mark Faigenbaum
On display January 3 - March 13, 2016

Book/Marks, an installation by Mark Faigenbaum, is inspired by ephemera found in books returned or donated to the Jewish Community Library. Using forgotten notes and paper fragments as a point of departure, Faigenbaum has created a series of collages and large format blow-ups that explore memory and the markings we leave behind. 

Mark Faigenbaum works in mixed media, collage and printmaking. He is drawn to objects that physically reflect the passage of time—decaying newspapers, old books, damaged photographs, outdated technical drawings and discarded machine parts. He combines these assorted materials using layering, repetition and assemblage to create shapes and patterns that move beyond purely physical representation to suggest invisible connections.