23 Sandy Gallery

It’s already September!  That means that my beloved summer season is coming to a close and I must steel myself against the impending cold.  It has been a very busy few months in New York City (which is proved by the relative lack of posts) but I am now hoping things will settle down and I can bring you more good news on the pop-up front.  In fact, I just received two press releases for concurrent pop-up book shows at 23 Sandy Gallery. This Portland, OR based art space is run by the wonderful artist, Laura Russell, who creates amazing artist books when she is not curating impressive exhibitions.  You can learn more about Laura and the details of the pop-up shows at her blog.

Enchanted Garden by Paul Johnson

September 22 – October 30, 2010

Pop-Up Now! A Juried Exhibition of Movable Books

Pop-up books captivate and excite the child in all of us. They come to life as three-dimensional works of art hidden inside the pages of a book. Pop-Up Now! will feature handmade artist books that pop-up, move, slide, twirl, whirl, light up, or even sound off. This juried exhibition of handmade movable artist books will be held at 23 Sandy Gallery in conjunction with the biennial conference of the Movable Book Society to be held in Portland, September 23-25, 2010.


September 22 – October 30, 2010

Handmade Paper in Motion

Number nine in Hand Papermaking’s series of distinctive portfolios of handmade papers, Handmade Paper in Motion is an extraordinary collection of collaborative artwork—14 pieces by 28 artists working in teams—features pop-ups, movable devices, and other forms of dynamic paper engineering, all using handmade paper designed and made specifically for each edition. 23 Sandy Gallery is pleased to present the debut exhibition of this remarkable portfolio in conjunction with Pop-Up Now! Proceeds from the sale of Handmade Paper in Motion benefit Hand Papermaking, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing traditional and contemporary ideas in the art of hand papermaking.


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