Bettina Hubby: UNIFORMS



by Bettina Hubby/Text by Dave Cull
Signed by Bettina Hubby
Edition of 750
48 full color illustrations
Designed by Mike Slack and Tricia Gabriel
Published by The Ice Plant
September 2013
softcover/saddle-stitched with orange nylon thread
80 pages
9 x 12 in.
ISBN 978-0-9823653-9-7

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.