by Bettina Hubby / Text by Dave Cull
80 pages / 9 x 12 in. / Saddle-stitched with orange nylon thread
48 full color illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9823653-9-7 / Edition: 750 copies
39.95 USD * SIGNED COPIES *
Los Angeles artist Bettina Hubby takes a detour from her curatorial, community-based projects with Uniforms, an artist book of handmade paper collages as precise and elegant as they are chaotic and devious: clothed bodies collide, recombine and somersault across the page; machines mimic birds; jackets seem to genuflect in prayer... Constructed with the muted hues and contemplative negative space of a Noh play, Hubby's mashups remix the familiar photographic imagery of fashion, commerce and reportage into a open-ended riff on personal identity and the human organism. Complementing the work is an original fictional narrative by Dave Cull, delivered in brief installments throughout the book. Published in an edition of 750 copies on the occasion of Hubby's solo exhibition at Klowden Mann Gallery ("Pretty Limber," Los Angeles, Sept. 2013).
Bettina Hubby received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her practice is wide-ranging, encompassing curatorial and project-based work as well as more traditional media such as collage, drawing, printmaking and photography. In southern California, her projects and work have been featured at the Outpost for Contemporary Art, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, The Center for the Arts, LACE, Track 16 Gallery, The Company and Diane Pruess Gallery, as well as The California Arts Foundation in Santa Barbara.