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Artist Lecture: Deb Sokolow

Date:
Thursday, March 2nd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Website:
http://galleries.illinoisstate.edu/exhibitions/2017/sokolow-deb/index.php

Event Description

Deb Sokolow’s text-based drawings and collages are based on purposeful research and humorous conjecture about cultural icons and everyday people, mysterious moments and alternate histories, distant places and nearby spaces. Her drawings typically consist of multiple sheets of paper filled with blocky graphite lettering, Xeroxed photographic images, sketchy architectural renderings, and painted geometric shapes reminiscent of Minimalism. New works are prompted by something she has personally observed, such as the replacement of windows on the building across the street from her studio, or some far-fetched thing she has read about, such as the momentary “disappearance” of the Statue of Liberty by illusionist David Copperfield in 1983, or the fantastical San Jose, California, mansion built by heiress Sarah Winchester in a reported effort to appease angry ghosts. Rather than supplying linear narratives, Sokolow writes inventive storylines that incorporate the voice of a suspicious narrator who interjects with questions, suggestions and opinions. In The New York Times, Ken Johnson writes, “The eccentrically forensic style of Ms. Sokolow’s zany project reflects her effort to comprehend the facts and rumors, as if she herself were a justifiably paranoid character in a Thomas Pynchon novel.”

Deb Sokolow: Schematics, Surveillance, Murder

February 21 – April 2, 2017

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.

Organizer

University Galleries
Phone:
(309) 438-5487
Email:
gallery@ilstu.edu
Website:
http://galleries.illinoisstate.edu/

Venue

University Galleries
11 Uptown Circle #103
Normal, IL
Phone:
(309) 438-5487
Website:
http://galleries.illinoisstate.edu/