Slow down and read a book, or admire its remains


"Slow Down'' (vintage book parts), by CONNY GOELZ-SCHMITT, a sculptor and collage artist, in her show "Uncovered,'' at the Kingston Gallery, Boston, April 1-29.

She says:

"A central element in my work is the continuous process of deconstruction, reallocation and recreation.

"For centuries ideas have been manifested in books.

"Once no longer read they come to be obsolete.

"Uncovered, the remains reveal other possibilities beyond the dispersion of knowledge.

"This is not the end of their physicality. They become building blocks and they communicate with color and shape.

"The book papers in my collages tell new stories through their aged material. Shrines are created from the remains of the books.

"Some of the shrines become totems or morph into sculptures with reflections and shadows.''