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Lauren Ewing, American, b. 1946
For Magritte, 2006
Ink on paper
12 in. x 12 in. (30.48 cm x 30.48 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Digital print
Creation Place: North America, America
Credit Line: Scripps College. Purchase made possible by the Jean and Arthur Ames Fund
Accession Number: 2006.5.6


Commentary
This work is a part of Femfolio, a collaborative project bringing together twenty woman artists who created the feminist revolution in art during the early 1970s. All artists were featured in the exhibition "How American Women Artists Invented Postmodernism: 1970-1975" at the Mason Gross School of the Arts Galleries (December 15, 2005–January 27, 2006). In collaboration with Master Printer John C. Erickson and the Brodsky Center.

The repeated shapes and honorific text floating nonsensically over the photograph seem to reference the surrealist artist René Magritte. Ewing says of the print, "Defying scale and gravity, mxing of time and space, combining photography and fine art, using text and image, mixing illusionistic space and flatness, all of these things occur in "For Magritte" and all of them are characteristic of post-modernist art, much of which is attributable to the boundary-breaking strides and creative actions taken by women arists in the past 50 years."

Medium
Digital print

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