Weekend Update

Weekend Update

Last chance to see three awesome exhibits!

If you haven’t already, you still have time to see our current shows. These exhibits demonstrate paper and book arts at their best.

Virginia Flynn
The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker
In this new body of work, Flynn re-interprets the ornate vintage signs that hang over the doorways of merchant houses throughout France. The original cut metal signs created a picture: here a fish shop, here a leather tanning shop, here a tailor. Flynn’s distinctive paper cuts re-create this antique commercial culture. Her delightful paper cutting techniques re-interpret their modern message about “what lies inside.” This is Flynn’s second solo show here at 23 Sandy Gallery.

Karen Hanmer
Déjà Vu: History, Memory, Place

Chicago binder, book and installation artist Karen Hanmer’s intimate, playful book works fragment and layer text and image to intertwine memory, cultural history, and the history of science. Hanmer skillfully pairs imagery and text with structure to create moods and invite the reader/viewer to become part of the story as they interact with the work physically and emotionally. Karen Hanmer exhibits widely, and her work is included in collections ranging from Tate Britain and the Library of Congress to UCLA and Graceland. Karen is the current Exhibitions Chair for the Guild of Book Workers.

The Naked Book
Expose Yourself to Journaling
The Naked Book was curated by Linda Kiley to honor the technical beauty of book construction with an exhibition of blank, handmade books suitable for use as journals, sketchbooks or other creative gestures. 35 artists from the US, Canada, and even Italy, will show their books in all their naked glory. All books will be available to take home immediately so you can get started adding your own special touches or thoughts to the pages. These books also stand on their own as wonderful pieces of art and craftsmanship.

23 Sandy Gallery is located at 623 NE 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR. Gallery hours are: Thursday-Saturday, Noon-6:00 p.m. and by appointment. We are open until 8:00 p.m. on both First Thursday and First Friday.