Reminder: Opening Reception - MARIA PARK - JAN 9 5:30-7:30
MARIA PARK - Opening Reception
Thursday, January 9th 5:30-7:30
Composition - New Mixed Media Work
Composition is inspired by Francois Truffaut's, Fahrenheit 451, a (1966) film based on Ray Bradbury's dystopian novel on the effects of mass media on literature. Fahrenheit 451 has been described by critics as "display(ing) the artisan more than the artist." Park found that the strangeness of the film produced possibilities for the viewer to gain a heightened awareness of the medium of film itself, creating lingering moments of abstraction where image is suspended from content.
Images of Penguin Book covers published between 1938 and 1964, excluding any text.
Still 1-9 Based on the opening sequences of the film which shows a bag containing the books found in a searched apartment slowly falling four flights off a balcony. These works are reverse painted with acrylic on transparent sheets of Polycarbonate, each 8"X10".
Bookends Set 2 Depicts scenes from the film wrapped around two adjacent sides, these 7" colored Plexiglass cubes are painted in acrylic and arranged on the shelves as bookends.
Cover 1-12, 2013 - Acrylic on glass, 8 X 10 inches each
Still 1-9, 2013 - Acrylic on polycarbonate 8 x 10 inches each
Bookends Set 2, 2013 - Acrylic on two 7" Plexiglas cubes and 3 books on a 24" wide shelf
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