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Montrose Voice, No. 97, September 3, 1982 - File 021. 1982-09-03. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 26, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/3371/show/3358.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 97, September 3, 1982
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date September 3, 1982
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 021
Transcript 20 Montrose voice/ September 3,1982 MontroseArt P"^— »&!** '.' v SIM GROCERY ___i Dale O'Dell, silver print Pop Art: Fashionable Images, Fashionable Techniques By Steven Cuniberti Two Houston artists—Dale O'Dell at Toni Jones Gallery. 1200 Bissonnet, and Mar- git Ilika, upstairs at The Drawing Doom, 3209 Montrose, are simultaneously exhibiting similar work. The images are not the same; the techniques are not the same; the presentation is not the same. What they share is a primary concern with media compatible fashionable commercial products. O'Dell's collection of photographs of murals, walls and people have a postcard spirit—terse, direct, concise. The scale of the foreground humans to the painted walls emphasize the alien environment; but the scrupulously formal composition legitimizes that world in which man exists as a slave to the larger-than-life mass communication media. Except for the particularly subtle and complex narrative pieces—the ten-print Clothing Series portfolio of type C color prints and six-print Sheet Series in black and white, all of the photographs in the one-man show are elementally comparative. Even Clothing Series includes a comparison of warm and cool sunsets among its other elements. Technical elements such as positive/negative printing, left/ right axis reversal, hot/cool color variations and differences of the subjects' poses—standing/walking, in bed/out of bed, glasses on/glasses off—overcome any quieter messages in the work. What remains are graphically intense images whose design expresses a single idea. The delicately evocative Sheet Series la a short story composed -with three elements: a figure, a sheet and a landscape. There is h. sense of both motion and emotion in this narrative that is not found in the artist's other work. Emotion for Margit Ilika's mixed media paintingB is an external element, a viewer response to the unemotional abuse ofthe human form for mass consumption. Using magazine photographs, acrylic paint and color xerography, the artist performs anti- cosmetic surgery on commercially palatable images. The toothpaste smiles and Maybelline eyes of the subjects ofthe Miss Houston Series are further emphasized by the whiting out of the rest of their faces. The trendy slashes, splashes, spots and marks of added acrylic paint in fashionable colors highlight the models' hair and background. Marilyn Monroe, a quintessential fashion image of the 1950s, revived in the. 80s along with other pop culture from that decade, is similarly treated. Ilika's techniques deftly handle the problem of adding an artist's comment to existing media. She makes a statement about the billboard images we accept as real. An edition of color Xerox prints of a collage underscores the possibility of perpetual media degradation where the objection to a fashion becomes the new fashion. *********** GRANT STREET STATION Barbecue Saturday, 1pm $1 per person 2377 Grant at Fairview 528-8342 A People Place NOW OPEN AT 7AM lor Cocktails with Lulu KRAZY HOUR T-SHIRT NIGHT 7 days a week, 9-10pm. 75C Well Drinks Tuesday, with 25C Krazy Hour Prices ********
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