Vogue March 2010:pg 230 (List of Contributors) (Final Sale)

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by Lauren DiCioccio

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Artist Statement

I make sculptures and paintings about my anticipatory nostalgia for obsolescing paper media objects. The softness of a read newspaper page and the glossy slickness of a fresh magazine page are sensations embedded in our physical memory, the familiarity of touching these objects allows a relationship to form in the process of consuming the information they provide. When these objects disappear from our culture and assume the homogeneous texture of a backlit screen, I fear that some of our intimacy with the process of reading will fade. Fashion magazines are the source materials for my series color codification dot drawings. I make each piece on a sheet of frosted mylar laid over a magazine page. After assigning a color to every letter in the alphabet (numbers are in grayscale, 0=white and 9=black), I apply tiny dots of paint over every character on the page. Each drawing I make has a different color codification, and therefore a different palette. The resulting painting is a legible blur of dots in the form of the article's layout_ like a system of Braille for the color inclined. These two paintings utilize the "List of Contributors" page from Vogue; I love the way the centered type in this page's layout creates a pattern resembling a Rorschach inkblot.


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Medium: Backlight Paper

Lauren DiCioccio

Lauren DiCioccio is an emerging artist living in the Bay Area, an hour south of San Francisco. Born and raised in Philadelphia, DiCioccio received a BA from Colgate University in 2002, where she studied art and art history. Though academically trained in painting, much of her current body of work employs the medium of embroidery, which she learned at an early age from her mother. DiCioccio has shown her work at venues in San Francisco, including Jack Fischer Gallery, Intersection for the Arts, The Lab and the SFMOMA Artists Gallery. In February 2011, her work was shown in the exhibition... Read More
The Mysterious Content of Softness at the Bellevue Art Museum in Bellevue, Washington. She also had work shown in the exhibition Remembering the Times at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco in January 2011.
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