Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Corita Kent at Galerie Allen, Paris 12th March - 19th April 2014

Last week I went to Paris to see the exhibition of screen prints by Corita Kent whose work I adore, at Galerie Allen, a new space recently opened by curator Joseph Allen Shea.

Corita Kent (November 20, 1918 – September 18, 1986), aka Sister Mary Corita Kent, was born Frances Elizabeth Kent in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Kent was an artist and an educator who worked in Los Angeles and Boston. She worked almost exclusively with silkscreen and serigraphy, helping to establish it as a fine art medium. Her artwork, with its messages of love and peace, was particularly popular during the social upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s.

From the top down;

Corita Kent don't back up, 1967 silkscreen on paper 76 x 91 cm Edition of 1 ex courtesy the Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles

Corita Kent come alive, 1967 silkscreen on paper 34 x 58 cm Edition of 1 ex courtesy the Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles

Corita Kent earth as a sign, 1962 silkscreen on paper 78 x 65 cm Edition of 1 ex courtesy the Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles

Corita Kent let him easter In us # 2, 1963 silkscreen on paper 78 x 65 cm Edition of 1 ex courtesy the Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles