Exhibit preview: "Rarely Viewed: Newfangled readings of a bygone time"

Elizabeth Weinstein, Columbus Alive contributor

Libraries and natural history museums are the subject of EASE Gallery's latest exhibition, which features the works of two artists: Lee Marchalonis and Heather Wetzel. Through drawings, photographs, and objects, they breathe new and unexpected life into topics like data collection, representative specimens and the future of the book in a digital world.

Marchalonis is a printmaker who works as printer-in-residence at Signal-Return Press. Wetzel is a lecturer in Ohio State's art department, as well as a book arts specialist at the university's Logan Elm Press. She works in historic photographic processes, hand papermaking and book arts, and wrote in her bio that her work "is simultaneously steeped in nostalgia while current social concerns, such as issues with the environment and ever present and seemingly universal financial worries, are examined."

A closing reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1.

EASE Gallery

Through Aug. 1

30 W. Woodruff Ave., Campus

http://praxiscommunities.org/