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Mattress Factory

What’s not to like? Two new openings, on night! The new Mattress Factory exhibition Likeness and the the addition of Greer Lankton’s It’s all about ME, Not You (1996) to the permanent collection are both happening on one night, Friday October 9th.

From the MF:

“LIKENESS is a group exhibition that aims to examine human depiction during a post-Warholian era in which new technology has played an influential role. It includes the work of artists Jim Campbell, Paul DeMarinis, Jonn Herschend, Nikki Lee, Joseph Manino, Greta Pratt and Tony Oursler. Elaine A. King, who is a freelance critic and curator as well as a professor at Carnegie Mellon University teaching Art History/Theory/Museum Studies, will curate the exhibition”

“It’s all about ME, Not You was first shown as part of a group exhibition at the museum in 1996, the large-scale installation was recently given to the Mattress Factory by the late artist’s family. Greer Lankton devoted most of her artistic life to creating highly expressive mannequin-like figures with full make-up, wigs, jewelry, and clothing. Her figures populated her tiny studio/apartment in Chicago surrounded by a decorated tableau of stenciled walls, autobiographical drawings, shrines to the likes of Candy darling and Patty Smith, children’s toys, hundreds of fashion magazines, and books on Egon Schiele and other favorite artists.”

The opening reception:

Friday, October 9, 2009
7.00PM – 9.00PM
$10 (MF members, PITT + CMU FREE w/ I.D.)

-jp

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