Monday, August 27, 2007

Lindsay Zier-Vogel- Annie Oakley: Git Yer Gun














Annie Oakley:
Get Yer Gun

Lindsay Zier-Vogel

September 1-30, 2007.
She Said Boom! Window Space

372 College Street

Toronto

Annie Oakley: Git Yer Gun is a paper and soft-sculpture installation based on an original poem written by the artist about the famed cowgirl, Annie Oakley. This installation reintroduces the historical figure of Annie Oakley into a contemporary context, highlighting the juxtaposition of Oakley’s the traditionally masculine world of guns and the Wild West, with a conservative femininity. The installation focuses on Annie Oakley as both subject and object, with a sewn paper quilt, two soft sculpture Annie Oakley dolls and various objects: the cigarettes Oakley shot out of the Prince of Prussia’s lips, feathers from the quails she shot as a sharp shooting child, the playing cards she could split in two with a bullet and the sewing supplies she would use to make her own clothes.

Lindsay Zier-Vogel is a writer, choreographer, book-maker and arts educator. She has recently graduated from the University of Toronto’s MA program in Creative Writing and is currently finishing her first novel. Her hand-bound book arts have been featured in a solo show at TYPE Books Gallery, OCAD Book Arts fair, Virus Art Gallery + objectorium. She is the founding editor and designer of Puddle Press, an independent publishing company, focused on art and text based limited edition publications. Zier-Vogel is interested in the intimate and invested relationship between reader and book and author/creator. Using new and experimental binding techniques and employing interactive, minimalist design, Zier-Vogel has created over a thousand paper creations. These include traditional hardcover books, soft cover books bound with hemp, books in sewn mull cloth envelopes, typewritten books, hand written books, books out of Erlenmeyer flasks, books on playing cards, books bound with wood sticks and copper, accordion style books that have been sold across Canada. She and collaborator Rhya Tamasauskas have engaged in The Love Letter Project I-III, a yearly guerilla art project involving the anonymous distribution of one-of-a-kind paper and fabric collage love letters. Her work can be found at: www.puddlepress.com

For more information, contact:
Tara
Bursey
She Said Boom! Window Space
ssbwindowspace@hotmail.com

1 comment:

Barry John Scott said...

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http://barryjohnscottartist.webeden.co.uk/

http://barrysbigclay.blogspot.com/

Cheers

Barry John Scott