Citizen Artist, Deborah F Lawrence
September 4th - 27th, 2008
The Gallery is proud to present recent work by Seattle artist Deborah F. Lawrence. In ‘Citizen Artist’, Lawrence addresses political concerns mixed liberally with satiric humor. She is a master at flawlessly integrating photographs, painted illustrations, reproductions and text. Her work has rightfully been described as disruptive, irreverent, passionate and intelligent.
Her new body of work contains silhouettes of human figures who respond to one another with nurturance, despite their exposure to and saturation with violence. The silhouettes float on a ground of shredded documents, which include everything from words and images from advertising, popular culture and advertising to the U.S. Constitution and The Bill of Rights. Lawrence has a great new art book of her work published by Marquand Books entitled ‘Dee Dee Does Utopia', available at the gallery. Lawrence has an MFA from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA. This is her second solo exhibition at CPG.