Now Showing: HELLO HEDI
23 Sandy Gallery Presents HELLO HEDI:
An Exhibition Celebrating Influential Book Artist Hedi Kyle
HELLO HEDI is a juried exhibition of book art celebrating influential book artist Hedi Kyle. For this show, 23 Sandy invited artists to submit book art inspired by the complex and innovative work of Hedi Kyle.
This exhibition features 56 books by 53 artists, all of which emulate or adapt the book structures Hedi invented. These include the flag structure, the Wunderkabinett, the blizzard book, pivoting panels, piano hinge, fishbone fold, the spider book and more. They’re made out of everything from tyvek to human hair, and they’re about everything from nautical terms to dating to the Sex Pistols.
Hedi, who made her first book in Berkeley, CA in 1968, revolutionized the field of book arts with her penchant for play, material explorations and willingness to share. Ever since her childhood in Germany, she has had a habit of collecting and making things out of found objects. However, it was only after she began a career as a conservator that she became intimately familiar with book structures and began experimenting and teaching workshops about bookmaking. The pieces exhibited in this show explode with love for Hedi Kyle and the impact she has had on the world of book arts.
This exhibit features book and paper arts related works including limited edition and one-of-a-kind artist books and sculptural books by the following artists: Islam Aly, Susan Angebranndt, Jody Arthur, Charlene Asato, Alice Austin, Alicia Bailey, Cristina Balbiano d’Aramengo, Anita Bigelow, Ginger Burrell, R D Burton, Valerie Carrigan, Macy Chadwick, Laurie Corral, Jenny Craig, Dea Fischer, Alisa Golden, Joan Iversen Goswell, C J Grossman, Penelope Hall, Ian Hampton, Karen Hardy, Lotta Helleberg, Jennie Hinchcliff, Monica Holtsclaw, Paula Jull, Hilke Kurzke, Jihae Kwon, Roberta Lavadour, Louise Levergneux, Kyoko Matsunaga, Sarah Matthews, Scott McCarney, Tekla McInerney, Bea Nettles, Carol Norby, Bonnie Thompson Norman, Lisa Onstad, Virginia Phelps, Amy Pirkle, Gina Pisello, Katherine Pulido, Maria Veronica San Martin, Elizabeth Sanford, Judy Sgantas, Jaime Shafer, Fruma Shrensel, Jessica Spring, Elsi Vassdal Ellis, Mark Wangberg, Laurie Weiss, Helga Widmann, Rutherford Witthus, Dorothy A. Yule. Plus a selection of models by Hedi Kyle herself.
Image credits left to right: Charlene Asato, Joan Iversen Goswell, Dorothy Yule