In the exhibit area on the fourth floor of James Branch Cabell Library, a new exhibit is on display, focusing on the work of Richmond-based visual artist Davi Det Hompson. Davi Det Hompson was the pen name for David E. Thompson (1939-1996), best known for creating mail art, book art and text-based paintings inspired by the Dada and Fluxus movements. Beginning in the 1970s, he taught in the School of the Arts at VCU. In 1978, he was one of the founders of 1708 East Main Street Gallery. Thompson also made major contributions to Special Collections and Archives at James Branch Cabell Library. Not only did he serve on a committee to establish the Book Arts Collection in 1979; he donated an assortment of book art, mail art, and archival materials. This exhibit showcases selections of his own work and examples of mail art that he received from nationally renowned artists.
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Davi Det Hompson art on display
Posted February 14, 2011 12:50 PM in Exhibits and Events