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Paula Hocks (American, 1916- )

Influenced by Brancusi's sculpture, Paula Hocks studied the work of Jean Arp, Barbara Hepworth, Kurt Schwitters, and Joseph Cornell. In 1977, Hocks, who was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, began to create artists' books; in the 1980s, she was a pioneer in using Xerox machines for artistic purposes. Her artists' books integrate collage, photomontage, xerography, and prose. Most are hand-sewn in unique or small editions, often using the flat page to explore aspects of architecture, with images of "Corinthia," a mannequin that appears throughout her books. The collages employ pages from magazines, book texts, and her own photographs and commentary.
- Virginia Lee Lierz

Selected Bibliography
Courtney, Cathy Art Monthly. London (Oct. 1983): 9-10.

Courtney, Cathy. Art Monthly. London (May 1988): 34-35

Blankenship, Tiska, curator. Media-Contra-Media. Albuquerque: Jonson Gallery, University of New Mexico, 1992.


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