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Exhibition: Danish Spoons

Five years ago printmaker and book artist Annie Silverman was invited to attend summer artist residencies in both Denmark and Ireland. While in Denmark she bought some silver plated Danish tea spoons and a soup spoon in a charity shop in Holbæk, as well as an old Danish history school book  that still had the scent of tobacco from the drawer in which it must have been kept. When she arrived in rural Donegal, Ireland, Annie used the spoons in her art making exercise everyday. She made rubbings of them, traced them onto patterned papers, and painted their shapes into the Danish history book. Later on she created an artist book DANISH SPOONS, which last year was awarded First Prize in the Beyond Books Exhibition in Woodstock, Vermont.

Altered pages from Danish History have been scanned, enlarged and printed for this exhibition.

On view September and October. Gallery hours vary. Call 617.527.6566 to confirm availability.


Annie Silverman is printmaker and book artist living in Somerville, Massachusetts. In 1972 she first went to Denmark with the SCANDINAVIAN SEMINAR program, which began a life long connection to this country. She lived in Denmark for 2.5 years, speaks fluent Danish, and over the past 40 years has made many return visits.

Annie is the proprietor of ABRAZOS PRESS, a teaching and professional print shop in Somerville, MA. She has taught at Massachusetts College of Art and Design for over 20 years an exhibits her work nationally and internationally, most recently in Italy, Holland, Japan, and Worcester, Massachusetts. In the Spring of 2015 she curated THE BIRDS AND THE BEES exhibition at the NAVE GALLERY IN Somerville.