In her newest exhibit, Our Lady of the Perpetual Pin-Up, now on display at the a.k.a. Gallery, 3001 Paseo, she uses mixed-media collages of vintage paper combined with hand embroidery to comment on what its like to be a woman in todays American culture.
In You Wanna Meat? and other works, Marilyn Artus examines societys treatment of modern women.
I think its important to make commentary on the expectations of how women are supposed to be or act and how absurd these expectations can be, Artus said. I hope that when people look at my work, it gives them a taste of what its like to be a woman in our society. I want people to see how complicated and ridiculous all of these messages are that we receive on a daily basis.
Perpetual Pin-Up remains on display during regular gallery hours of noon to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, through April 30. For more information, call 606-2522 or visit akagallery.net. Courtney Silva