Los Angeles

Sister Mary Corita

Laguna Beach Art Association

According to the gallery attendant, Sister Mary Corita was intrigued by the advertising posters on the outside of a new market across the street from Immaculate Heart College. At any rate, in her current exhibition, Sister Corita utilizes such elements as her basic design statement. The large, over-all elements are either single words, portions of advertising slogans, or simplified designs from boxes or wrappers. Her work would differ from Pop Art, as she modifies these elements to achieve stronger designs. Also included in each work are beautifully designed quotations. In some cases, the two work very well together, supporting and reinforcing each other both visually and conceptually. For instance, in one work, a simplified bread wrapper design is partially shown, complete with the words Enriched Bread; played against it is a quotation from a Kentucky miner’s wife on her despair and

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