Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Critical Dialogue - Monday, February 16th, 2009
JOYCE PENSATO – Monday, February 16th, 2009
Joyce Pensato was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Pensato’s work entails a forceful transformation of iconic, Warholian pop muses: Mickey, Donald, Felix the Cat, Homer, and Stan from South Park. She infuses the expressive language of abstraction into these popular icons creating animated hybrids and frankensteins of the original. These various characters are
transformed into psychological states that can be best described by the titles given: Abdominal Mickey, Evil Stan, and The Donald. Joyce Pensato has exhibited widely, including exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the St. Louis Art Museum. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Dallas Art Museum, and FRAC des Pays de la Loire, France, among others. Pensato exhibited new drawings in November 2008 at the Friedrich Petzel Gallery in New York. A catalog of her work with an essay by Gregory Volk was produced in conjunction with this exhibition.
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
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Philadelphia, PA. 19125