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The source material for the drawings in Excerpts comes from my ongoing project The Marginalia Archive—specifically, marginalia found in the stacks of Washington, DC's public library. The drawings follow the rise and fall of the anonymous reader’s handwritten underline as it moves from panel to panel beneath a sentence. New words and phrases are formed between panels, functioning on one level as found, abstract poetry.

Project exhibition history:
Excerpts, Marymount University Ballston Gallery, Arlington, VA, August 30 - October 21, 2017

Molly Springfield graphite drawing text marginalia conceptual art
Installation view at MU Ballston Gallery
2017
Molly Springfield graphite drawing text marginalia conceptual art
graphite on paper
18 x 174 inches (7 panels, each 18 x 24 inches)
2017
any friend
graphite on paper
18 x 174 inches (7 panels, each 18 x 24 inches)
2017
any friend
graphite on paper
18 x 24 inches
2017
any friend
graphite on paper
18 x 24 inches
2017
none at all
graphite on paper
17 x 198 inches (9 panels, each 17 x 22 inches)
2017
Molly Springfield graphite drawing text marginalia conceptual art
graphite on paper
17 x 198 inches (9 panels, each 17 x 22 inches)
2017
Molly Springfield graphite drawing text marginalia conceptual art
graphite on paper
17 x 22 inches
2017
Molly Springfield graphite drawing text marginalia conceptual art
graphite on paper
17 x 22 inches
2017
Molly Springfield graphite drawing text marginalia conceptual art
graphite on paper
17 x 22 inches
2017
Molly Springfield graphite drawing text marginalia conceptual art
Installation view at MU Ballston Gallery
2017
Molly Springfield text drawing photocopy marginalia
graphite on paper
34 x 25.5 inches (each panel 16.5 x 25.5 inches)
2016
Molly Springfield graphite drawing text marginalia conceptual art
graphite on paper
17 x 198 inches (9 panels 17 x 22 inches each)
2016
Molly Springfield graphite drawing text marginalia conceptual art
graphite on paper
17 x 22 inches
Molly Springfield graphite drawing text marginalia conceptual art
graphite on paper
17 x 22 inches
Molly Springfield graphite drawing text marginalia conceptual art
graphite on paper
19.5 x 74 inches (each panel 19 x 24 inches)
2017
Molly Springfield graphite drawing text marginalia conceptual art
graphite on paper
11 x 17 inches
2016
Molly Springfield graphite drawing text marginalia conceptual art
graphite on paper
11 x 71 inches (4 panels, 11 x 17 inches each)
2017
Molly Springfield graphite drawing text marginalia conceptual art
graphite on paper
11 x 17 inches
2017