About the exhibit


Alice Shaw
Alisa Golden
Betsy Davids
Bettina Pauly
Casey Gardner
Charles Hobson
Julie Chen
Karen Sjoholm
Kat Howard
Lucia Dill
Lucy Childs
Macy Chadwick
Mandie Rider
Michael Henninger
Nance O'Banion
Reiko Fujii
Thomas Rockwell


Lucy Childs

Martinez, California


How to Tell and Keep a Secret

paper, photography

9 x 13

© 2013

edtion size: open

$ 120

This is a fan whose purpose is to blow words into oblivion as they are spoken. A secret can be told and will dissipate before it’s heard. This fan will allow the user to tell a secret knowing that the secret is still safe and secure in the universe.

Ideation Cards:

technique: mixed media

layout: in the form of a diagram, chart or map

paper: single color

text: self-generated

image: self-generated

color: primary

structure: innovative structure (tunnel book, magic wallet, carousel book, flag book, etc)

adjectives: decorative, strange or exotic, colorful, encyclopedic, humorous

Lucy Childs first showed her artist books in 1976 at La Mamelle, Inc./Art Com, a gallery for conceptual and performance art, video and photography. In 1979, she and three friends founded Another Room Magazine, a bi-monthly for avant-garde and off-beat arts and music. More recently, she began Another Room Book Arts to sell artists’ books and sells books produced in the US and Europe. She has continued showing her sculpture, paintings, and artist books over the years in galleries and shows.

to purchase any of the work in the exhibition, contact Alicia

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