Omi International Arts Center – Tim Youd: The 100 Novels Project

Los Angeles-based artist Tim Youd performs at Art Omi as part of a Hudson Valley cycle of The 100 Novels Project, an ongoing performance in which Youd retypes novels from beginning to end at locations that play a central role in the novels. Employing the same make and model typewriter used by the author, Youd types each novel on a single sheet of paper backed by an additional support sheet. When finished with the novel, Youd presents the two sheets a diptych.

While at Art Omi, Tim Youd will retype William Kennedy’s Ironweed at various outdoor locations around The Fields Sculpture Park; the public is invited to find and observe him as he works. Since April, Youd has performed at a series of locations throughout the Hudson Valley region; sites have included Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, and recently the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, where he retyped Light Years by James Salter. The Hudson Valley Cycle culminates with an exhibition of the resulting diptychs at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Focus Gallery, which will be on view August 30 through October 14.

Monday, July 23 – Thursday, July 26

Omi International Arts Center
Fields Sculpture Park
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075



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