detail of missing the point
yesterday jenn, anna, and i went to see some of the pieces at the altered books exhibition at the minneapolis public library. we focused on the 2nd floor cargill hall gallery, which features works from local and national artists. we apparently missed the atrium, where there are altered books by students from four minnesota universities. oops. there is also work in space 144 by local artists and members of mnartists.org. we missed that, too. guess we need to go back!
jenn and i took a few photos – i wasn’t sure if that was legal, but i wanted include a photo in this post, and hope it’s ok if i give the artist full credit. the work above was my favorite piece: it was created by minnesota artist jennifer hibbard, and i’ve only shown a detail. to understand the impact of the work, it should be seen in person. (i can’t find a web site for jennifer, but did find that she is also exhibiting at the upcoming situations exhibit at mcba — a post about the show coming later this week.) there was also a wonderful piece by hawaiian artist jacqueline rush lee that reminded me of sushi rolls – fitting as we just had lunch at koyi sushi.
since we’ll be starting altered books at february’s pARTy, if you have time, go and see all the great work.
coming up: on thursday, feb 7, the friend’s of the minneapolis public library’s people’s university will be presenting “altered books: unbinding the book”, which includes a presentation by the curators, artist meet-and-greet, and reception. 6:30 – 8:30 pm, free and open to the public, but registration is required. call 612-630-6170 to make your reservation.
update: jennifer hibbard left some comments, and left us the address for her web site, glass-bound studios. yay!