Artist Curated Book Display – Kirsten Reynolds


ACBD-logo-FINAL-draft-jamThe featured artist for the current Artist Curated Book Display is Kirsten Reynolds. Her installation and book display will be on view until June 10, 2017.

Reynolds creates architectural installations and sculpture that appear poised in a moment between perpetual creation and imminent collapse.  Illusory tactics of painting and pattern complicate her installation’s physical presence, transforming materials into playful exaggerations of the real as if the architectural tableau emerged from a cartoonish, parallel world.

Reynolds received her Master of Fine Arts from Maine College of Art and has taught at the Maine College of Art, the Museum School of Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art and the New Hampshire Institute of Art.  Her work has been exhibited widely, including the Blue Star Contemporary Museum, 3S ArtSpace, the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park and the Currier Museum of Art among others.  Reynolds is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, the Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant and the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Artist Resource Fellowship.  Her studio is located in Newmarket, NH, where she is currently preparing new installations that will be on exhibit at the McIninch Gallery in Southern New Hampshire University and the Boston Sculptors Gallery in the fall and winter of 2017.

To learn more about Kirsten Reynolds visit her website. Look for an interview with the artist in the next issue of The Parrottthe library magazine!

Below is a list of the books that Kirsten selected for her book display.

The Object in the 21st Century Flood and Laura Hoptman (ILL)
Housekeeping / Marilynne Robinson
Tenth of December : stories / George Saunders
Gordon Matta-Clark / edited by Corinne Diserens (NEW)
Minimalism / edited by James Meyer (NEW)
The secret lives of buildings : from the ruins of the Parthenon to the Vegas Strip in thirteen stories / Edward Hollis
Installation Art Now / Sandu Publishing (ILL)
What we see when we read : a phenomenology ; with illustrations / Peter Mendelsund
The history of postmodern architecture / Heinrich Klotz 
A pattern language : towns, buildings, construction / Christopher Alexander
Phenomenology of Perception / Maurice Merleau-Ponty (ILL)

Questions regarding the Artist Curated Book Display should be directed to Jennifer Moore at or 603-766-1724.

Jennifer Moore, library clerk, maker, and sustainable style blogger. If you have a suggestion for something that should be included in a future blog post, email her at


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