Between the Lines

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The Fancy, 2013 Acrylic On Books 18 X 9.5 X 7.5 Inches © Mike Stilkey
Tie Dye, 2013 Digital Archival Print 24" X 24" & 36" X 36" Edition Of 9 © Courtesy of the artist and Andrea Schwartz Gallery
Patch Quilt, 2012 Mixed Media Collage 12" X 12" © Courtesy of the artist and Andrea Schwartz Gallery
Between the Lines

545 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
March 20th, 2013 - April 26th, 2013
Opening: March 20th, 2013 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Mon-Fri 9-5, Saturdays by appointment.
photography, mixed-media




Contact: Jennifer Draughon

Andrea Schwartz Gallery

545 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

415.495.2090 – Phone

415.495.2094 – Fax


Between the Lines

Cara Barer, Mike Stilkey, and Melinda Tidwell

March 20 – April 26, 2013

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 5:30 - 7:30 PM


Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce a three-person exhibition, Between the Lines, featuring new work by Cara Barer, Mike Stilkey, and Melinda Tidwell opening Wednesday, March 20, 2013.


“In the 21st century, the book has also become a metaphor for a time that has passed.”

                                                                                                --Cara Barer


Fusing found books with the mediums of sculpture, painting, and photography, Cara Barer gives books new forms and enduring life, expressing her love of words on paper.  Bare’s photographs capture her transmutations of printed materials in an ever increasing digital era.


“I am inspired by vintage or used objects: records, books, furniture, anything that has a history.”                                                                                    --Mike Stilkey


Mike Stilkey draws inspiration from the histories of everyday objects. Imagining their back-stories, Stilkey incorporates the stories behind the everyday object into his painted book sculptures.  His whimsical cast of characters inhabit the ambiguous spaces and narratives of fantasy and fairy tales painted on hard bound books.


“I like working with words, pieces of text, the odd string of numbers.”

                                                                                                --Melinda Tidwell


Using discarded books as her primary material, Melinda Tidwell constructs abstract collages from the text, fabric and spines of old books. Tidwell cuts away the materials from their original context, creating texture, shape and nostalgia.


Andrea Schwartz Gallery was established in 1982 and is located in the South of Market district of San Francisco in our new gallery space located at 545 – 4th Street. ASG exhibits contemporary work of mid-career artists from the Bay Area and across the country.  ASG is a member of SFADA.  Gallery Hours are Monday - Friday 9 - 5, Saturday 1 – 5. For further information and materials please contact Jennifer Draughon at 415-495-2090 or  Additional information may also be found on our website, Thank you!