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Boo Ritson depicts characters and still lifes drawn from her own imagined narratives merged with borrowed Americana.  For each piece sh e paints her subject in a thick emulsion and then has the scene photographe d while the paint is still wet.  The resulting image sits somewhere between painting\, sculpture\, performance and photography. Ritson has always loca ted her work in an American cultural context and has been fascinated by the process and the history of painting.

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“The hyper-real\, high-key ca st of American stereotypes are drawn from imagined narratives and American iconography\,” Ritson said.  “The fictional timeless American landscape is collaged together from elements found closer to home\, in Chesham\, England or Cornwall.  It’s a very English-centric view of utopia that takes the la nguage from the wide-open spaces that we associate with America.”

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T his exhibition is accompanied by a beautifully illustrated catalogue availa ble for sale.

DTEND:20130503 DTSTAMP:20141023T004913 DTSTART:20130225 GEO:30.3106687;-104.0161021 LOCATION:Marfa Contemporary\,100 East San Antonio St. \nMarfa\, TX 79843 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Homecoming\, Boo Ritson UID:265426 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR