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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Artist's Talk with Laurel Sparks

Laurel Sparks
Princess Coo Coo
Acrylic, marble dust, paper mache, enamel, Venetian glass, watercolor, marker, pigment, unpainted canvas
65 x 46

Artist’s Talk with Laurel Sparks
Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 6-9 PM

Please join us for an Artist’s Talk with Laurel Sparks, in conjunction with the exhibition Laurel Sparks: Against Nature, on view at 4 4 3 P A S until June 3rd.

Inspired by Tarot symmetry and Felliniesque characters, Sparks’ work embodies and disembodies Glam rock decadence and occult mysticism. Toxic color, fake jewels and chunks of glitter evoke a Dionysian atmosphere that attracts and repels. Elegant, yet irreverent, her paintings and collages dare viewers to embrace their uncivilized beauty.

Sparks holds an MFA from Bard and a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her work was recently exhibited in the DeCordova Biennial (Lincoln, MA) and Dramatis Personae at Dodge Gallery (New York, NY). She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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