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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:

MICA Alumni Biennial, Baltimore, MD, June 29 - August 5, 2018
Deep Dive, WAS Gallery, Bethesda, MD, March 23 - May 12, 2018
Excerpts, Cody Gallery, Marymount University, Arlington, VA, August 30 - October 21, 2017


Molly Springfield graphite drawing text marginalia conceptual art
Installation view at WAS Gallery
2018
Molly Springfield graphite drawing text marginalia conceptual art
Installation view at WAS Gallery
2018
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
Installation view at WAS Gallery
2018
Molly Springfield graphite drawing text marginalia conceptual art
graphite on paper
8.5 x 11 inches
2016
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
Installation view at Cody 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
Molly Springfield graphite drawing text marginalia conceptual art
graphite on paper
18 x 174 inches (7 panels, each 18 x 24 inches)
2017
Molly Springfield graphite drawing text marginalia conceptual art
graphite on paper
18 x 24 inches
2017
Molly Springfield graphite drawing text marginalia conceptual art
graphite on paper
18 x 24 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 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
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
each panel 17 x 22 inches
Molly Springfield graphite drawing text marginalia conceptual art
graphite on paper
17 x 22 inches