September 25th, 2018

Youd’s project written up in the Miscellany News

Christian Flemm, class of 2021, recently wrote a beautiful piece describing Youd’s presence on campus and his ongoing exhibition at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. Flemm notes:

Because, for Youd… the [process of retyping] is hagiography by destruction.

Read this and other insights in the full Misc. article!

September 19th, 2018

Youd Finishes Bishop’s Poems

Today, September 19th, Youd finished retyping the collected poems of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Vassar graduate Elizabeth Bishop (The Complete Poems: 1927 – 1979), many of which draw their inspiration from Vassar. This retyping marks the end of Youd’s planned projects on campus, but his work remains on view in the Loeb’s galleries until October 14th. Come see the finished projects of his Hudson Valley cycle!

September 19th, 2018

Tim Youd Exhibition Opening

On Friday, September 13th, the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center had the official opening for Tim Youd’s The Hudson Valley Retyped. On view are the finished works, pages steeped in the ink of the novels Youd retyped. Over the summer, the artist traveled throughout the Hudson Valley, retyping word for word novels with deep connections to his surroundings.

Concurrent with his opening, Youd began his next project, a retyping of Elizabeth Bishop’s collected poems in the galleries, as pictured below.


September 13th, 2018

Tim Youd featured in Whitehot Magazine

Tim Youd’s project was recently written about by Shana Nys Dambrot in Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art. Dambrot (Vassar class of ’93) is the arts editor for LA Weekly and a contributing editor for numerous other publications.

Whitehot Magazine has published over 300 writers since its founding in 2005 and is also an exhibitor in Art Basel’s publications section.

After reading the article, come by the Art Center from 5:30-9 tonight to see Youd begin his next project, a retyping of Elizabeth Bishop’s complete poems!

September 11th, 2018

Tim Youd’s Exhibition Opening

On Thursday, September 13th, Tim Youd’s exhibition, Tim Youd: The Hudson Valley Retyped, will open at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. To mark the opening, there will be a reception from 5:30-9:00 pm. During the reception Youd will be in the gallery retyping of Elizabeth Bishop’s The Complete Poems: 1927 – 1979. He will continue this performance on Vassar’s campus through September 18th. As always, he will be happy to answer any questions about his project.

The Art Center’s exhibition marks the culmination of Youd’s retyping of novels set in the Hudson Valley. Beginning this past spring and continuing through the summer, Youd traveled to eight different locations–Poughkeepsie, Ossining, Nyack, Yonkers, Catskill, Albany, Ghent, and Hudson–each corresponding to a novel’s setting or the author’s biography. Using site-specific performances, Youd became closer to the authors and the stories which he retyped. The finished products on view are beautiful ink soaked pages, markers of both the duration Youd spent typing and the time of the novels’ narratives.

Tim Youd: The Hudson Valley Retyped continues through October 14th, 2018.

For more information, see the exhibition announcement here.

September 4th, 2018

The Hudson Valley Retyped exhibition is open

The exhibition, Tim Youd: The Hudson Valley Retyped officially opened on Thursday at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College.  The reception is Thursday, September 13th but you can come see the show any time before then during our open hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10am – 5pm, Thursday 10am – 9pm and Sunday 1pm – 5pm.

Award-winning journalist, Tim Lamorte who has spent almost two decades documenting life along the Hudson River wrote this lovely piece on Youd’s Hudson Valley Cycle on his blog Life on the Hudson.


August 7th, 2018

Save the date – September 13th

The exhibition Tim Youd: The Hudson Valley Retyped is opening soon at The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College. Below is a sneak peek of the cover of the exhibition brochure. Save the date for the opening reception which will take place on Thursday, September 13th at 5:30pm. Youd will also begin retyping The Complete Poems: 1927 – 1979 by Elizabeth Bishop (Vassar class of 1934) that evening. Galleries are open until 9pm on Thursdays so stop by any time!

July 30th, 2018

The Hudson Valley Cycle is complete

Youd went out with a bang last week as he finished retyping William Kennedy’s screenplay for Ironweed at Art Omi under Tony Tasset’s giant deer sculpture.

The final work is a diptych created by typing on a two-ply sheet of pressure sensor film.

William Kennedy’s Ironweed, screenplay (adapted by Kennedy from the novel of the same title); Art Omi in Ghent, NY and Hudson New York, July 24 – 26, 2018, 2018

Typewriter ribbon ink on Fujifilm Prescale pressure indicating sensor film


July 24th, 2018

Ironweed novel is complete

Youd finished typing Ironweed in book form and below is an image of the resulting artwork. He will be moving right on to the Ironweed screenplay retyped today through Friday at Art Omi.

William Kennedy’s Ironweed; 227 pages retyped on an LC Smith & Corona Model 11;  at the Albany Institute, Albany, NY and at Art Omi, Ghent, NY; June 14-24, 2018

July 23rd, 2018

WAMC covers Youd in the Hudson Valley

You can read or listen to the article here.


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