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AMERICAN EMPRESS: Credit for the Empire’s Troubled Royalty

September 3rd, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

If you’re in Toronto this month, you may want to head over to the North York Central Library to check out artist Karen Miranda Augustine’s new exhibition “AMERICAN EMPRESS: Credit for the Empire’s Troubled Royalty.”

“From Tonya Harding to Lauryn Hill to Amy Fisher, AMERICAN EMPRESS: Credit for the Empire’s Troubled Royalty is a solo exhibition that explores adversity as a rite of passage. Presented as a series of mixed-media paintings, contemporary pop culture figures are transformed into a series of credit card portraits that speak to far-reaching, everyday human concerns: the transcendence of loss, social stigma, mental illness, addiction and personal crisis.”

Exhibition runs: September 3rd - 27th, 2009 Opening Reception: Thursday, September 3rd, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

North York Central Library 5120 Yonge Street 2nd Floor Toronto, Ontario


For more about Karen Miranda Augustine, make sure to check out my interview with her for next week’s Shameless Women post.

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