The RipOff Artists are a multimedia collective who set themselves a new challenge each year to “rip off” a famous work of art, reproducing it in their own medium. Photography, fibre art (weaving, felting, and quilting), painting, 3-D, found objects, encaustic (hot wax painting), and more! 2011 is their fifth anniversary, and in celebration they are mounting a retrospective of their previous work.
Do you need to catch up on any of the four RipOff challenges over the years? Missed any of the following exhibits: Wheatfield with Cypresses by Vincent van Gogh (2007), Emilie Floge by Gustav Klimt (2008), Pink Tulip by Georgia O’Keeffe (2009), or Mount Lefroy by Lawren Harris (2010)?
Here’s a taste of their work. At left is Klimt’s Emilie Floge interpreted in mixed-media collage by Marion Trimble. Below is Harris’ Mount Lefroy reimagined as a small painted cabinet by JoAnn Turner.
You can see them all at once at theRipOff Retrospective May 12 – June 23, 2011 Opening reception: May 12, 7 – 9 p.m. Leir House, 220 Manor Park Avenue, Penticton BC, V2A 2R2 Phone: (250) 492-7997