Aperture Magazine

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Artist Talk: Erica Baum

Erica Baum discusses her photographs of found words and imagery at Aperture gallery.

 - March 9, 2015

On Tuesday, February 24th photographer Erica Baum gave an artist talk at Aperture gallery. Drawing inspiration from contemporary artists who utilize text, such as Ed Ruscha and Lawrence Weiner, along with documentary-style photographers such as Walker Evans and Eugène Atget, Baum creates what have been called “subliminal narratives” using found words and images from paperback books, card catalogues, and paper rolls from player pianos, among other literary artifacts. Baum’s work is featured in Aperture magazine’s “Lit.” issue.