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John Zurier | Summer Book

John Zurier Summer Book blue sugar lift, 2016.

Summer Book, the title of John Zurier’s 2016 portfolio of eight etchings, refers to his stay in Copenhagen: “Working on the small plates it occurred to me that they had an intimacy like looking at the pages of a book. When I wasn’t working, I would wander around the city looking at the light reflecting on the water and the buildings, and the trees against the sky, and the deepening shadows of late evening in King’s Garden. The idea of making a book of summer notes came to me. I thought of it as a book of random visual vignettes, formless with no apparent order, where the pleasure comes from finding the subtle connections and contrasts.“

John Zurier, born 1956 in Santa Monica, lives and works in Berkeley, California.

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