Tuesday, November 9, 2010

String Theory with Helen Hiebert

23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon
November 4-December 18, 2010

23 Sandy Gallery is pleased to present Helen Hiebert’s new suite of handmade paper “string drawings,” a solo show which opened on November 4.

Interested in the threads that bind us all, particularly knots, she will unveil her unique compositions. Hiebert arranges loosely tied knots on a sheet of translucent handmade paper, manipulating the loops and ends to create the drawing, trapping the threads in time with the addition a top layer of translucent paper. Inspired by historical knot illustrations, Hiebert’s contemporary interpretations serve as metaphors for the physical and emotional connections and junctures in our lives.

Helen Hiebert is a Portland, Oregon artist who constructs installations, sculptures, and artist books using handmade paper, thread and light. She exhibits and lectures internationally, and serves as an adjunct faculty member at Oregon College of Arts & Crafts in Portland. Hiebert is the author of the several papermaking books and is a regular contributor to Hand Papermaking Newsletter. She received the 2010 Regional Arts & Culture Council Project Grant, which partially funded String Theory.
View an online catalog of Helen's show here: http://www.23sandy.com/hiebert/catalog.html

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