Aggie Zed: Keeper’s Keep

Edited with introduction by Mark Sloan. Interview with the artist by Michael Haga.
Published by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art (2012).
Hardcover with jacket.
108 pages.
ISBN 9781467507905
$29.95 + shipping and handling.

Published by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art to accompany the exhibition Aggie Zed: Keeper’s Keep. The 2012 exhibition was composed of sculpture, installations, paintings, drawings, and sketchbooks that chart Aggie Zed's unique working methods in a variety of media. Born in Charleston and raised among farm animals on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, Zed graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BFA in painting and sculpture. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Richmond and, later, Gordonsville, Virginia, where she lives and works today.

Derived from the title of one of the artist's works, Keeper's Keep alludes to British usage of the term "keeper" for "curator," and plays on the double meaning of "keep" as both noun and verb. Aggie Zed is a storyteller whose works take us out of our consensual reality and into a world filled with absurdity, ambiguity, and the gifts of artistic imagination.

This catalogue includes a forward by exhibition curator Mark Sloan and an interview with the artist by Michael Haga, Associate Dean, School of the Arts, at the College of Charleston. The catalogue includes six sketchbook pages and over 50 color reproductions featuring 17 paintings and 19 sculpture.

Aggie Zed: Keeper’s Keep won First Place in the American Alliance of Museums’ Publications Design Competition and Design Observer’s 50 Books/50 Covers competition.

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