MARCEL DZAMA & RAYMOND PETTIBON
DZAMA: Marcel Dzama's signature work explores the boundary between reality and the subconscious. His compositions, often rendered with fairy tale elements, draw on both the traditional art canon and folk art principles. Dzama's works create a universe that visualizes childhood fantasies and otherworldly myths.
PETTIBON: Raymond Pettibon's drawings intermix image and text to explore pop and commercial culture's visual articulation. The artist incorporates language from classic texts and mass media alongside a wide spectrum of American iconography, including: literature, art history, philosophy, religion, politics, sports and alternative youth culture. Pettibon’s drawing practice harkens back to the traditions of satire and social critique in the work of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century artists and caricaturists—while reinforcing the importance of the medium within contemporary art and culture today.