June 26, 2009

Designer/Artist Ayanah Moor

I am digging the works of local artist/designer Ayanah Moor. She currently an associate professor of art at CMU. From her artist statement:
Just as Pop artists of the 1960s incorporated popular imagery of the period to comment on mass production, consumerism and celebrity, today's vernacular landscape serves as a rich resource for my art. According to Franklin Sirmans, curator of the 2005 exhibit, NeoVernacular, “…If we choose to view Pop Art as an ever-expanding text then the Pop Art of today is Hip Hop…” From music videos and street lingo, to celebrity blogs and professional sports, the most cursory glance of popular expressions, gestures and stereotypes reveals hip hop’s influence on popular culture.
Very cool stuff!


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