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'Mixed Media Lost and Found'
at Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California
Recommendation by Kathy Zimmerer


Ursula Kammer-Fox, 'I am #117 of the Oooks,' found objects, 16 x 22'.

All four artists included in Lost and Found pull together found objects culled from sources as diverse as an encyclopedia or a Salvation Army thrift store, to create their work. Ursula Kammer-Fox builds sturdy, witty assemblages of wood and assorted bits and pieces that perfectly fit her whimsical and poetic puzzles. Leslie Sutcliffe harvests images from astronomy and reference books to create her refined and luminous paintings of galaxies and diagrams. She works closely with language and text and the close correlation between the two. Jane Brucker covers canvases with old clothing and arranges these squares into "Memorial" collages full of color and memory. Her small bronzes of everyday objects, her "Lost" series, are poignant and evocative, fragile remnants of everyday life.  Old photographs, letters and postcards gracefully emerge from Deborah Baca's collages, infusing her work with lyricism.  Her use of handmade paper and delicate watercolor reinforces the intimacy of her autobiographical images.  Cohesively curated and elegantly installed, the detritus of contemporary life retains a collective beauty in this exhibit.

 

Exhibition on view through September 11, 2009.

Brand Library Art Gallery

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