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Upcoming Show

Emily Drew Mash and Jim Gemma

June 28 - July 30

Opening Reception: Friday, July 1
7 - 10 p.m.



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Anne Kesler Shields

May 31 - June 25, 2011
Opening "Meet the Artist:"Sunday, June 5, 2-4 pm

Artworks Gallery presents "Diptychs", a one person installation by Anne Kesler Shields of appropriated image collages.

In this exhibition iconic paintings from Reynolda House Museum of American Art meet their contemporary counterparts from the worlds of advertising, pop culture and current events. The show consists of a dozen pairs of photocopied images applied directly to gallery walls. Jeremiah Theus’s stiff 18th-century portrait of a proper matron is set beside a photo of an aggressively sexualized hibiscus bloom. Edward Hicks’s “Peaceable Kingdom of the Branch,” a 19th-century vision of man and nature in harmony, is offset by a photograph of the polar bear, a species now endangered by global warming. A weathered and sullen Iggy Pop is paired with Thomas Eakins’ 1905 portrait of a red-eyed and sallow-faced Pennsylvania businessman. Through visual repetition and irony Shields shows us that nothing is truly new, not even the things that shock us today.

The reception is Sunday, June 5, 2-4 pm.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Click on image for a larger view.
"Proud", appropriated image collage, 40" x 48"
"Flowers", appropriated image collage, 40" x 48"
"Uptight", appropriated image collage, 40" x 48"

"Proud" by Anne Kesler Shields

"Flowers" by Anne Kesler Shields

"Uptight" by Anne Kesler Shields



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