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Oceanside Museum Of Art Presents 'Flavia Gilmore: Paper, Wood, Metal'

Promotional image of Flavia Gilmore: Paper, Wood, Metal at OMA. Exhibit on display from December 8, 2012 - April 28, 2013. Courtesy image provided by Oceanside Museum of Art.

Above: Promotional image of Flavia Gilmore: Paper, Wood, Metal at OMA. Exhibit on display from December 8, 2012 - April 28, 2013. Courtesy image provided by Oceanside Museum of Art.

In her playful assemblages, Flavia Gilmore creates surprising juxtapositions of utilitarian objects that evoke a poignant look at consumer culture.

Primarily working with found material and domestic debris, the work in this exhibition will take a focused look at Gilmore’s long and distinguished career in San Diego over the last 20 years.

Meet the artist during her illustrated lecture on Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m. The lecture is complimentary for museum members and free with museum admission.

Flavia Gilmore’s work is firmly rooted in the history of assemblage, the artistic process that consists of designing three-dimensional compositions by combining found objects.

While the concept of assemblage dates back to the early 20th century with artists such as Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso, the term was coined by art brut artist Jean Dubuffet in the early 1950s in reference to his series of collaged butterfly wings.

Gilmore’s work echoes other found-object masters such as Kurt Schwitters, Joseph Cornell and Louise Nevelson, but it is evident that Gilmore has her own poetic visual aesthetic reflective of her interest in vintage objects, toys, metal and collage.

Exhibit Dates: December 8, 2012 - April 28, 2013
Opening Reception and Illustrated Lecture, December 8, 2:00 pm

Location: Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way Oceanside, CA 92054 Google Maps

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