Barbara Astman opening reception: Sat. Jan. 25, 1-4pm


Barbara Astman

It’s All About Style

opening reception:

Saturday, January 25, 1:00 – 4:00pm

Barbara Astman
It’s All About Style, No. 8, 2013
22 x 30 in.
Corkin Gallery presents a new body of work by Barbara Astman. Please join us on Saturday, January 25 between 1:00 and 4:00 for an opening reception to celebrate her latest series, It’s All About Style.
Barbara Astman continues to explore the world of news media. "The style section is printed with super glossy ink, making the images stand out and seduce the viewer," she says. By juxtaposing the alluring colours and textures in collage form, she draws attention to the tactility of these photos. The lo-tech, handcrafted nature of her work introduces a resourcefulness into the artistic process, inspiring her to explore the meaning and essence of the images through the materials from which they are made.

These collages do not attempt to create logical narratives nor do they attempt to comment on the news of the day. Instead, Astman playfully harnesses seemingly disparate visual material, whose only apparent commonality is their appearance in the "Style" section of a newspaper, to create juxtapositions which comment on the proliferation of hi-fi imagery in modern media. Like her recent bodies of work Daily Collage (2011) and Newspaper Series (2006-8), It’s All About Style deals with the overwhelming saturation of – and our collective obsession with – the images we encounter in our daily lives.

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