Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Jubilee for Corita

Portland University Buckley Center Gallery has an incredible exhibit of Sister Corita Kent's prints from three private collections. The works range from her more complex serigraphs in the 1950's up to her more simple and colorful prints of the 1980's. Her artwork chronicles the turbulence of the 1960's. Call the center for location and hours at 503-943-7792. This is a rare exhibit of her artwork.

Corita's US 1985 Love Postage Stamp is probably her most familiar piece of art. During the 1960's, I became aware of Corita's graphic artwork and messages. She created serigraphs or silk screens with bright colors and hand written quotes from authors who expressed her social consciousness. Her prints make one confront the issues of civil rights, war and peace, feminism and spirituality. We deal with these same issues today. This jubilee is a wonderful celebration of her art.


lilylovekin said...

Thank you for the little bit of history, It was fun learning where the Love stamp art came from.

magpie said...

Wish I could be there.

Corita's work is as immediate and contemporary as if it had been done tomorrow.

Tory Brokenshire said...

Thanks Paula I didn't know any of this and enjoyed seeing her work (on line).

stephanie brockway said...

Paula, I met a lady a few years back in pdx who was close to her and worked together, I saw many pieces of her art and thought wow, everything old is new again...her work was amazing