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Retro Pop

Reception for a solo exhibition featuring works by artist Sue Katz.

When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Karpeles Manuscript Library, 21 W. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Exhibitions

Description:

On display September 12 - October 31.

Newspaper clippings, candy wrappers, labels, magazine tear-outs – all of these scraps hold images, text and meaning. What happens when a family portrait is juxtaposed between swatches of vibrant purples and fried chicken? What does it mean to the viewer to see a blonde beauty sandwiched between shades of pink and teal?

Sue Katz lives and works in Nassau, Bahamas. She began this series of mixed-media monoprints after studying printmaking in Florence, Italy. What began as simple sketches evolved into collages and then into prints. As each scrap is adhered to the page, the entire piece is run through the printing press. With every run through the press, the images and the paper itself are consumed by color. Layers of materials create textures and depth that entice viewers in for a closer look. Upon completion, her work captures both a sense nostalgia and the transient nature of current events.

Phone: 805-643-8300

Event posted Sept. 25, 2012
Last updated Sept. 25, 2012

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