Book Power!

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An International Exhibition of Artist Books Addressing
Our Social, Political and Environmental World

June 3 - 26, 2010

23 Sandy Gallery is proud to present our latest artist book exhibition, Book Power. This important exhibition showcases artist books addressing the social, political and environmental issues of our times. Over 40 artists from across the country and from as far away as Canada, Ecuador, China and Cuba have demonstrated that an artist book can be a powerful vehicle to shed light on the problems we face in the world and can also be a strong call for change. War, poverty, decay, politics, revolution, violence, feminism, environmental, economic and political upheaval are but a few of the issues that these concerned artists have used to engage their readers in an effort to raise consciousness, call for justice and provoke action.

We are grateful to all of the artists participating in this show for sharing their struggles, their vision and their hopes for better world. Perhaps artists really can change the world.

Mark Your Calendars:

Please join us for a special "Artists Walkthrough Event" on Saturday, June 12 at 4:00 p.m. Several Book Power artists who live in the area including Mary Bennett, Stewart Harvey, Diane Jacobs, David Kearns, Jim Lommasson, Edgar Papazian, Randi Parkhurst and more will tell us the stories behind their fascinating and compelling books. Bring tissues, Jim Lommasson's book, which contains the words and images of returning Iraq war veterans, is especially moving.

Installation Photographs



Catalog Image Credits: Jessica Walker (left), Elsi Vassdal Ellis (center), Lauren Jacobs (right)

All images and text copyright the artists and authors. All rights reserved.