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Iconography: The Banner Series


Mark Greenfield, "Iconography: The Banner Series"
January 8-29, 2000
Opening Reception, Saturday, January 8, 6-8:30pm

Mt. San Jacinto College, Fine Arts Gallery
1499 N. State St., San Jacinto 92583
(909) 487-6752, ext. 1531; FAX (909) 654-6236
Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm; Tues. eves, 7-9pm; Sat., 1-4pm
Director: Lucinda Luvaas

Mark Greenfield’s solo exhibition “Iconography” will be on display from January 8th through January 29th at Mt. San Jacinto College’s Fine Art Gallery. The opening reception will be on Saturday, January 8th, from 6-8:30 pm. There will be a recital by bass guitarist, Russell Blake at the opening reception. In addition, on January 22nd, from 8-9:30 pm, the Fine Art Gallery will present a dance interpretation of “Iconography” by Dance Department Chair Gail Hoak as well as other members of the dance department. Russell Blake will perform at this event as well.

In addition to being the Director of the Watts Tower Art Center in Los Angeles, Mark Greenfield is a very accomplished artist. This solo exhibition explores the theme of iconography: historical and current imagery intertwined. Greenfield uses banners and fans as his background tableaus, in addition to found objects, photographs and painted imagery. These mixed media works are dynamic and colorful, their narratives thought provoking. He has a very elegant touch in terms of the manner in which design elements are laid out and displayed. Strong contrast and color create vivid historical tableaus.

Greenfield’s historical search for family, symbol and a more general history of African American icons is brilliantly blended with a strong sense of design and a consummate ability to incorporate diverse materials.

--Lucinda Luvaas, Director/Curator

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