Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Chroma GoGo: a tribute to Lisa Frank

Oh. Heeeey.
This Saturday at the Hive Gallery, I am a “featured artist” in Chroma GoGo, the Splendor Device tribute to Lisa Frank. Honestly, I can’t think of a more capable group of artists to tackle this heavy issue.
As a girl, I knew Lisa Frank was talking directly to me. It’s great to feel acknowledged as a very young person. I also appreciate that Lisa Frank is one of few brands focusing more on what appeals to girls, rather than trying to shape them.

I've always preferred art and over-shooting school projects with my engineer Dad to horses, dolls or paperback series. Even as an adult, it has not been easy finding common ground for my love of both glitter and power tools.
In addition to installing some of my more typical pieces, I have created a body of work meant to playfully challenge gender divisions set forth in children’s toys.
"Lollisaw" 16"x10"x2" acrylic and glitter on mixed media

"25' Pug Tape" 6.5"x6.5"x2.5" acrylic, glitter, mixed media on 25' tape measure

"Unisaw" 21"x11"x3" acrylic, glitter and mixed media on hand saw

"Tiger Beat" various sizes on 36"x36"x12" riser acrylic and glitter on mini drum kit

On a side note, it has been really cute to see all my male Lisa-Frank-loving artist friends coming out of the woodwork.

Chroma GoGo opens at 8:00 pm Saturday, August 3 at The Hive Gallery