June Art in the Afternoon

June Art in the Afternoon

  • June 9, 2019 from 1 to 2:30 pm
  • in The Center’s Assembly Room
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Free Admission
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Sara Slee Brown, “Ten years ago, I retired as graphic designer for the public library and began to seriously pursue my dream of a career as an artist. As an undergraduate and graduate student in painting I had been trained in the traditional methods and my early work had been oil on canvas. After working as a digital graphic designer at the library, I developed methods for combining and layering digital images in my computer with the eye and sensitivity of an oil painter. I developed my own method for constructing my current work that I call, LāDi: Layered Digital Imaging.”

“My work explores choices and promises that we make in life. It is an exercise in exploring the known versus the unknown; patience, waiting; the fear and excitement of thresholds and transitions. The work begins with something familiar and real. This represents the known. Over, around and through this foundation I add other images or fragments of images that are not so easily identified. When combined with the familiar they create a new reality which may not be as easily understood but nevertheless exists: a new perspective. The comfort of the familiar combined with the confusion of the unfamiliar creates a tension and energy that is an expression of my experience in the world. My focus is the fear and excitement of life’s thresholds and transitions.”

Basquiat (1996)


Sunday June 30 at 5:00
at Film Scene • www.icfilmscene.org
presented by the ArtiFactory
Free Admission

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In this biographical film, avant-garde painter Jean-Michel Basquiat struggles with overnight fame, racism, and drug addiction in the volatile New York art scene of the 1980s dominated by Andy Warhol. Directed by Julian Schnabel (At Eternity’s Gate) and starring David Bowie as Warhol, Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, and Jeffrey Wright as the immensely talented but troubled Basquiat. 1996, 107 minutes.