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A selection of collaged paintings and digital images from ongoing series of work. They are based in art historical tradition, a personal iconography and primarily the intersection of opposites.

A selection of collaged paintings and digital images from ongoing series of work. They are based in art historical tradition, a personal iconography and primarily the intersection of opposites.

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  • 1. Series in Progress: small to large format Paintings, Digital Scans & Self-Portraits http://www.valmargo.com http://www.artreview.com/profile/VALERIEMARGOLIS VALERIE MARGOLIS
  • 2. Easter Bouquet acrylic, staples on collaged paper; 15”x15”©2005 From a continuing series of 12 large and small format “bouquets” or “fascia” on paper or innersole material, that are based on an implied grid. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  • 3. Gunshot Bouquet acrylic, staples, grommets on collaged paper; 15”x15”©2006 From a continuing series of 12 large and small format “bouquets” or “fascia” on paper or innersole material, that are based on an implied grid. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  • 4. Gift acrylic, staples on collaged innersole material; 44”x44”©2002 From a continuing series of large and small format “bouquets” or “fascia” on paper or innersole material, that are based on an implied grid. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  • 5. Steri-Strips 1 acrylic, staples on collaged innersole material; 44”x44”©2002 From a (continuing) series of 10 large and small format “monoliths” on paper or innersole material, that incorporate either “chromatically incorrect”* pre-mixed flesh-tones, or approximations of my own skin coloring. *Wayne Kostenbaum’s phrase VALERIE MARGOLIS
  • 6. Blue Eyes (after Murakami) acrylic, grommets on collaged paper; 15”x15” ©2006-07 From a series of medium and small format grommeted paintings on paper based on Murakami, piercing & binding, and the spine. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  • 7. Blue Spine (reverse) acrylic, grommets on collaged paper; 15”x15” ©2007-08 From a continuing series of small to large format paintings on collaged paper that are often 2 sided; and based on Murakami, piercing & binding, and the spine. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  • 8. Bloody Soaked Almonds 1 (on white) manipulated digital scan; variable sizes ©2006 From a series of 85 “Soaked Almonds”: As the mandorla - the almond symbolizes the intersection of opposing forces, and refers to earlier personal, as well as Judeo-Christian, iconography. When soaked, the almonds, become as ‘living beings’ - taking on especial visual and nutritive aspects. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  • 9. Soaked Almonds 47 manipulated digital scan; variable sizes ©2006 From a series of 85 “Soaked Almonds”: As the mandorla - the almond symbolizes the intersection of opposing forces, and refers to earlier personal, as well as Judeo-Christian, iconography. When soaked, the almonds become as ‘living beings’ - taking on especial visual and nutritive aspects. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  • 10. Poison/Sustenance: Radioactive Potatoes manipulated digital scan; variable sizes ©2007 From a series of 19 “Poison/Sustenance” Potatoes: Compelling images of the Nightshade family; and, once considered poisonous, became a major food source for western civilization. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  • 11. Poison/Sustenance: Potato, Potato 2 manipulated digital scan; variable sizes ©2007 From a series of 19 “Poison/Sustenance” Potatoes: Compelling images of the Nightshade family; and, once considered poisonous, became a major food source for western civilization. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  • 12. Epigram: Cultural Erosion, Part 3 bronze acrylic, letters, grommets on collaged paper; 42”x27” ©2007 From a continuing series of 50 “Epigrams”: Medium to large sized, ambiguously worded, built surfaces on collaged paper or wood. Many “Epigrams” are constructed of several sheets of paper - connoting ‘levels of consciousness’; and/or are in (faux) triptych format. They offer personal and universal socio/cultural commentary. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  • 13. Epigram: Your Breath I Breathe acrylic, letters, grommets on 3 bundled and painted sheets of paper; 34”x32” ©2007-08 From a continuing series of 50 “Epigrams”: This piece involves intimacy and environmental concerns, and is painted in a ‘heavenly blue’. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  • 14. Me, Myself + Imac: Mountain-biking (11 neg) manipulated computer photograph; 81/2”x11” ©2006 From a (continuing?) series of about 100 Self-Portraits photographed on an Imac computer: they are documentative, deliberately non-techie and often funny. VALERIE MARGOLIS
  • 15. Me, Myself + Imac - Fused Column 1: Post-Surgery, Post-Frida Kahlo, Post-Vanishing-Male-Twin, Post-Painting, Post-Photography manipulated computer photograph; 81/2”x11” ©2008 From a (continuing?) series of about 100 Self-Portraits photographed on an Imac computer: They are deliberately non-techie, very documentative, and often funny. VALERIE MARGOLIS