August 31 – September 1, 2011
Toronto artist Kendra Sartorelli presents a series of colourful, humourous paintings inspired by pop culture and mass media. Each piece combines imagery and text references from aspects of “low-culture” such as horror movies, tabloid magazines, comic books and advertisements. The bold, brilliant colours of the work are influenced by bright, glossy ads and neon signs, which when combined create an effect similar to staring at a computer or television screen. The artist does not condemn these forms of popular culture but rather celebrates the humour and entertainment they can bring, creating a contemporary collage that can speak to generations of viewers who have grown up with these forms of mass media.