August 30, 2001
Social Commentary and Pop Icons
Explored Via Art
into colorful collages at "Idols and Icons: Historical
Personae in Contemporary Artwork," an exhibit at the
Else Gallery at California State University, Sacramento, Sept.
4 through Oct. 12.
The exhibition features three Los Angeles-based artists who
utilize media images to comment on modern political, social
and cultural issues in American society.
The work by Lynn Bennett, whose collage "The Three Graces:
Faith" is featured to the left, can be seen in "American
Illustrators 19" and the "Society of Illustrators."
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 Angles Times."
Shepard Fairey is an avid skateboarder and creator of satirical
artwork typical of skater cultural. In 1989, he created a
sticker design for professional wrestler Andre the Giant,
his most popular work. Fairey now works as a creative partner
for Black Market where he creates designs for clients such
as Pepsi and Universal Pictures. His work is regularly featured
in international exhibitions.
Lee Jaffe's focus is on the roots of contemporary social problems
such as 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."
The gallery is open Monday - Friday from noon - 4:30 p.m.
For more information call (916) 278-6166. Media assistance
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