Date: Friday, May 22nd
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn
Copies of the book Mirror, Black Mirror will be available for sale and signing.
Tonight, join "lowbrow" artist Camille Rose Garcia for a night devoted to her new book "Mirror, Black Mirror," which showcases work from a prolific and life-changing period when, disenchanted with modernity and feeling disconnected from the natural world, she fled Los Angeles for a cabin in the Northern California woods. The resulting layered, broken narrative paintings of wasteland fairy tales are influenced by William S. Burrough's cut-up writings and surrealist film, as well as vintage Disney and Fleischer cartoons, acting as critical commentaries on the failures of capitalist utopias, blending nostalgic pop culture references with a satirical slant on modern society.
In tonight's lecture, Camille Rose Garcia will unveil her new monograph and discuss the inspiration behind of her work. Copies of the book "Mirror, Black Mirror" will also be available for sale and signing.
Camille Rose Garcia is the child of a Mexican activist filmmaker and a muralist/painter. She apprenticed at age 14 on murals while growing up in Orange County, visiting Disneyland and going to punk shows. Her work has been displayed internationally and in numerous magazines including Juxtapoz, Rolling Stone, and Modern Painter, and is included in the collections of the LACMA, The Resnick Collection and the San Jose Modern Museum of Art. Her book, The Illustrated Alice in Wonderland (Harper Collins) was a New York Times Bestseller. The recipient of the Stars of Design award from the Pacific Design Center, she now lives in the Pacific Northwest.