Artist Talk: Ramona Otto
In celebration of the summer trifecta of patriotic holidays, Flag Day, Memorial Day and July 4th, the Craft in America Center will feature a collection of Ramona Otto’s American flag assemblages in the exhibition “Found in America”. An artist’s talk will be held on June 25th at 5:00 pm.
Ramona Otto’s “Found in America” Exhibition
Saturday, June 25, 2011
5pm – 7pm
Ramona Otto’s “Found in America” Exhibition (May 21 – August 20, 2011)
As summer begins with its line-up of patriotic holidays, the Craft in America Center will feature Los Angeles-based assemblage artist Ramona Otto’s “Found in America” series of American flags composed of vintage and recycled material. Otto takes found objects-anything from old action figures to plastic play food and magazine clippings- and makes witty and humorous sculptural statements about modern American life. Visual puns, word play and other spunky tricks are all in Otto’s bag. Her lively, vibrant flags are engaging and accessible to kids and adults alike. Grounded in American folk traditions, ultimately, Otto’s medium is memory, as told through the objects that move through our everyday life and that encapsulate the fabric of contemporary American life.