Artist Isabel Samaras book signing at Eclectix June 20
Artist Isabel Samaras Book Signing at Eclectix, June 20th, 6-8 pm.
Isabel Samaras, will be in the house to sign her new book, "On Tender Hooks". Isabel Samaras's quirky, sexy, pop-surrealist art has had a cult following for years—and now at long last her first monograph is here. Drawing her influence from classic TV shows and paintings by the Old Masters—for example riffing on Géricault's Raft of the Medusa by replacing the figures with characters from Gilligan's Island—Samaras has created a witty, erotic, and surreal body of work.
Enjoy the Closing Reception for the "All-Gurlz" exhibit at the same time, a sensuous, fun, moody & vibrant peek inside the minds of more than thirty female artists. Samaras has two works on display in the exhibit, as well.
For the last few years, Samaras has been exploring fairy tales and monster stories almost excusively. In "Femina in Fabula" she envisions Red Riding Hood all grown up but still a resident of the mysterious forest, and in "Song of the Sacred Ibis" she presents The Mummy as a classic matryr, holding the scroll that ultimately returned him to the dead and accompanied by a messenger bird who can travel between the two worlds.
Eclectix Gallery 10082 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito, CA 94530
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Run dates: 2009-06-01 - 2009-06-20