|Sometimes Books / An Informal gallery for Artist Books and book related images & objects||
Can Sometimes Books re-invent itself as an online space, with occasional exhibitions in existing art galleries? Should Sometimes Books expand to include works on paper, letterpress broadsides, for example, as well as book-related artwork? Should artwork be sold through Sometimes Books online site? And should Sometimes Books focus on artists living in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California exclusively? I'm mulling these possibilities over, thinking about a strictly online show for Spring and perhaps another exhibition at Gallery Route One in the Winter.
Many of our exhibitions are titled with reference to the season, and this title is no exception. As for Falling Upward, it is a hopeful title; let us be attracted by the moon and fall upward toward it as the ancient magicians were, gravitating into an orbit of cool lunacy. We need a fresh perspective!
The current exhibition closes on Dec. 1 with a reception and reading from the books from 2 to 4 PM. After that Sometimes Books will close for two months, perhaps three, while the days are shortest and coldest. Please stay posted for upcoming exhibitions in 2020.
Falling Upward includes one piece by Eleanor Murray, who passed away recently. She was a frequent contributor to our exhibitions and always a welcome presence at openings and closing events. We will miss her.
It has taken 18 days to get this website in shape. That's 18 days since the show opened. My sincere appology! I hope I have not discouraged too many visitors, but now, at last: the Exhibition title, the dates and all the artists are listed and an image for each is posted on the Current Exhibition page. The current show also features the notebooks that were swapped in last year's Mystery Notebook Swap. The image here is Linda MacDonald's swapped notebook.
Notations / notebooks and more is being installed this week (June 24) and will open on Sunday at Noon. Reception is from 2 to 4 PM. Please join us!
Check out our new gallery lights installed for the just finished "Art of Staying in Touch." We are hoping to improve our street signs as well.
Our new exhibition opens this Sunday and includes a sure eye-catcher: Lyn Dillin's Dispatches from The Garbage Gyre, plus a good selection of handmade and artful letterpress books. Reception is Sunday, March 17, from 2 to 4 pm.