Spriral Bound

  • [Group Show]
  • June 18 to July 16, 2011
  • curated by Romanov Grave
  • National University Gallery
  • La Mesa, California



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Spiral Bound – When Found Make a Note of

Press Release

Notebooks by Artists from New York and San Diego

Artists have always used some system of recording their developing images, plans and speculations as part of their ongoing studio practice. These nascent expressions of the analytic and intuitive aspects of the creative mind fascinate us both for what they imply and what they express clearly: the free play of invention unfettered by practical constraints.

Spiral Bound is a collection of notebooks of many sorts. Drawn from artists working in either New York or San Diego the collection varies from ‘notebooks’ that employ video as a notational device, to yellow legal pads, leather bound journals, and sheets of loose leaves aspiring to be a modern codex.

These works-always-in-progress are compelling insights into the many different ways artists work and perhaps, the different ways distinct communities of artists think about art making in their precise regions and cities.


Judith Bernstein also see http://theboxla.com/
Matt Blackwell
Nancy Bowen
Tom Burckhardt
Mary Carlson
Yi Chen
Dawn Clements
Susan Fang
Susanna Heller
Eve Laramee
Yasue Maetake
Scott Malbaurn
Howard McCalebb
Joe McKay
John Monti
John O’Connor
Halsey Rodman also see guildgreyshkul
Anne Thulin
Victoria Ufondu
Daniel Wiener
Allan Wexler
Letha Wilson