July 13, 2001
Social Commentary Expressed Through Art
Explore contemporary social issues at
"Idols and Icons: Historical Personae in Contemporary
Artwork," an art exhibit at the Robert Else Gallery at
California State University, Sacramento, Sept. 4 through Oct.
The exhibit features three Los Angeles-based artists who utilize
collages and media images to comment on modern political,
social and cultural issues.
The cut and paste pieces of Lynn Bennett can be seen in American
Illustrators 19 and the Society of Illustrator's Illustration
43. She has a degree in graphics from the Pratt Institute
in Brooklyn and a degree in art education from New York University.
Bennett also creates digital collages for clients such as
the Chicago Tribune, Esquire, Forbes and the Los
Shepard Fairey has been an avid skateboarder and creator of
satirical artwork typical of skater culture since his teens.
In 1989 he created a sticker design of professional wrestler
Andre the Giant, his most popular work. Fairey now works as
a creative partner for Black Market, a San Diego design firm.
He creates designs for clients such as Pepsi and Universal
Pictures and his art is regularly featured in international
Lee Jaffe's focus is on the roots of contemporary problems,
especially racism. Like Bennett, he is widely recognized for
his collage work and was among the artists featured at last
year's Crocker Art Museum exhibit "Rough Edge: Selections
from the Broad Art Foundation." One of Jaffe's paintings
is exhibited in the Ashkenazy Gallery in Los Angeles.
The exhibition is open Monday - Friday from noon - 4:30 p.m.
For more information call (916) 278-6166. Media assistance
is available by contacting the CSUS public affairs office
at (916) 278-6156.
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