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Drawing from the Figure

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Lancaster Museum of Art and History
Drawing from the Figure

665 West Lancaster BLVD
(Corner of Ehrlich Ave. and Lancaster BLVD)
Lancaster , CA 93534
September 6th, 2012 - November 24th, 2012
Opening: September 6th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://lancastermoah.org/index.php
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Other (outside main areas)
EMAIL:  
www.moah@cityoflancasterca.org
PHONE:  
(661) 723-6250
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Wed,Fri-Sun 11-6; Thu 11-8
TAGS:  
figurative

DESCRIPTION

Austrian artist Mercedes Helnwein will showcase her darkly beautiful pencil drawings that are equal parts Tim Burton fairy tale, Cindy Sherman photograph, and girlish fantasy. The women in her offbeat vignettes are meticulously rendered and hopelessly engaging. Helnwein accessorizes her pretty protagonists with vintage kitchen utensils and plastic toys to create seemingly innocent narratives that quickly turn eerie thanks to anguished expressions and tense bodies.

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