I am happy to have two books included in a new show that opens this Friday, November 7th at 17:00 at 23 Sandy Gallery, 623 NE 23rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon. The show will run from November 7-December20, 2014. A full catalog of the show is available here.
SACRED | PROFANE is a juried exhibition of book art
focusing on religion and spirituality. For this show we sought out works
that take a stand or cross the line between the sacred and the profane,
the dichotomy of often-polarizing points of view. This exhibition features 57 books by 52 artists on topics such as:
ritual and ceremony, creation and evolution, myth and memory, heaven and
earth, superstition and scholarship, sacred and secular, rites and
symbols, traditional and modern, occult and omnipresence, agnostic and
atheistic, west and east.
SACRED | PROFANE was juried by Jim Carmin, who has
directed the operations of the John Wilson Special Collections at
Multnomah County Library since 1998. Prior to that he was an art
librarian at the University of Oregon and sold books, rare and
otherwise, at Powell’s City of Books in Portland. He has a Bachelor’s in
studio art and Masters in Library Science from Ball State University, a
Masters in Art History from the University of Oregon, and has attended
Rare Books School at the University of Virginia with classes in bindings
and typography. Also juried by Laura Russell, owner of 23 Sandy Gallery.
The two books that I have in the show are Shelter (2009) and Paradise Lost: An Allegory (2013).