Past Exhibitions

23 Sandy Gallery Presents HELLO HEDI: An Exhibition Celebrating Influential Book Artist Hedi Kyle

On View Through July 25, 2015 Artists Reception: Friday, June 26, 5-7:00 p.m. (Hedi will be here!)

I’m thrilled to have a Book in this show!  “Rusty” shown here & below!

I’m thrilled to have a Book in this show! “Rusty” shown here & below!

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, Carl Norby, Bonnie Thompson Norman, Lisa Onstad, Virginia Phelps, Amy Pirkle, Gina Pisello, Katherine Puliso, 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.

A full online catalog for HELLO HEDI will be be linked here on June 5, 2015. A full-color print catalog will also be available to order on the same day.

Rusty, a variation on a book Hedi invented that is “held together” by simply folding flaps up & down on an accordion fold book. Not taught at all that I know of… The paper is waxed with pressed in threads (don’t know it’s name or where I got it) with antique tin ceiling tile pieces & bottle caps & waxed thread.

MarinMOCA's Opening Reception at the Altered Book/Book Arts Exhibition

April 18, 5-7 pm

Come see this varied exhibition featuring 150 Bay Area artists who have re-imagined the book into fabulous works of art.

A concurrent exhibition in the Ron Collins Gallery is Bookworks: San Quentin Prison Arts Project. This program of the William James Association will display artworks created by inmates at San Quentin Prison and is dedicated to providing all individuals with the most meaningful art experience possible.

EXHIBITION RUNS: April 18 through May 23


Silent Auction runs from April 18 - May 23. We are pleased to announce that all winning bids will be MATCHED, dollar for dollar through a grant from the Donald O. and Ronald R. Collins Fund. All proceeds go to MarinMOCA.

Novato Arts Center at Hamilton Field

500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA 94949

Open to the public

Wednesday - Friday 11am - 4 pm

Saturday - Sunday 11am - 5pm