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PROJECTS IN THE MAKING . . .

Deconstruction Time

Rajkamal Kahlon's DIY Chic

Kristin Poor 

RAJKAMAL KAHLON, Grey Skies are Gonna Clear Up, 2004, gouache on 19th-century bookpages, 10 x 14 inches. Courtesy the artist. 

In a new spin on deconstruction, Rajkamal Kahlon transforms the pages of history by re-sequencing the pages of books and painting directly over the existing text and illustrations. Kahlon cleverly combines paint with the printed image and text, simultaneously incorporating, reinventing and critiquing the original book's content with her own interventions.

Kahlon considers the initial process of seeking out and purchasing…

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