Deb Sokolow: Schematics, Surveillance, Murder

ISU University Galleries presents

Deb Sokolow: Schematics, Surveillance, Murder

February 21 – April 2, 2017
Artist Lecture: Thursday, March 2 – 12 pm

University Galleries
Uptown Station, Normal

Deb Sokolow’s text-based drawings and collages are based on purposeful research and humorous conjecture about cultural icons and everyday people, mysterious moments and alternate histories, distant places and nearby spaces. Her drawings typically consist of multiple sheets of paper filled with blocky graphite lettering, Xeroxed photographic images, sketchy architectural renderings, and painted geometric shapes reminiscent of Minimalism. New works are prompted by something she has personally observed, such as the replacement of windows on the building across the street from her studio, or some far-fetched thing she has read about, such as the momentary “disappearance” of the Statue of Liberty by illusionist David Copperfield in 1983, or the fantastical San Jose, California, mansion built by heiress Sarah Winchester in a reported effort to appease angry ghosts.

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Deb Sokolow: Schematics, Surveillance, Murder

Deb Sokolow: Schematics, Surveillance, Murder

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