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Opening Reception for Currency of Language: Barbara Kruger and Analia Saban (Art Exhibition)

The Little Gallery presents a collection of art by contemporary artists Barbara Kruger and Analia Saban, on view October 2 - December 3, with an artist's opening reception on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 3:30 p.m.

Conceptual artist Barbara Kruger (American, born January 26, 1945) is best known for her layered photographs, featuring provocative statements on issues surrounding commercial culture, feminism, and identity politics.

She has gained critical recognition for her photographic and screen-printed works, in which she layered found images from commercial sources and overlaid them with short, challenging phrases, such as “You are a captive audience,” and “I shop therefore I am”

Shown in this exhibition, is Untitled (We Will No Longer Be Seen and Not Heard), a series composed of nine panels that conveys a message of linguistic and social resistance.

Also a Conceptual artist, Analia Saban  (born 1980, Buenos Aires) explores the intersections and overlap between traditional media and new technologies, disrupting conventional techniques of drawing, painting, weaving, and sculpture to probe the capacity of an object and the myriad meanings found within its form. 

Shown in the exhibition are two of Analia Saban’s collaborations with Mixografia, a fine arts printer and publisher based in Los Angeles.

The first series depicts garment labels reconstituted as handmade paper prints, dramatically scaled up from their original size.

In the second series of plastic bag prints, each bag is printed with a different design that varies on the theme of “Thank You, Have a Nice Day”, a slogan which has become integral and iconic to the imagery of the disposable plastic shopping bag.

Wednesday, October 12 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Kidder Hall, The Little Gallery, 210
2000 SW Campus Way, Corvallis, OR 97331

Event Topic

Academic, Art and Entertainment, Global

Audience

Community Members, Faculty and Staff, Student, Alumni

Tags

art, art exhibition, Barbara Kruger, Analia Saban, art exhibit, The Little Gallery, global

Cost

Free

Organization
Arts and Education Complex, College of Liberal Arts, School of Language, Culture, and Society
Contact Name

Helen Wilhelm

Contact Email

helen.wilhelm@oregonstate.edu

Contact Phone

541-737-2146

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