Now Showing: SACRED | PROFANE
On view in the gallery through December 20, 2014
Congratulations SACRED | PROFANE Award Winners!
Best of Show: Apparitions Among Us by Louise Cabeen
Best of Show: Time by Shireen Holman
Best of Show: I Observe These Sacred Rites by Dr. Bob Pliny
Purchase Prize: The Dreamer’s Room by Anita Bigelow
SACRED | PROFANE is a juried exhibition of book art focusing on religion and spirituality. For this show we sought out works that take a stand or cross the line between the sacred and the profane, the dichotomy of often-polarizing points of view.
This exhibition features 57 books by 52 artists on topics such as: ritual and ceremony, creation and evolution, myth and memory, heaven and earth, superstition and scholarship, sacred and secular, rites and symbols, traditional and modern, occult and omnipresence, agnostic and atheistic, west and east.
As we all know, religion has a close relationship to books and texts. The Bible, the Quran, the Torah, Buddhist sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, the Dao Dejing, along with many others, are all books deeply religious. With this exhibition, book artists had a chance to explore their own relationships to and rejections of religion and spirituality through the creation of their own sacred and profane artist books.