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Marilyn and The Dreamgirls
The title of this exhibit, Marilyn and The Dreamgirls is design to refer to musical groups of the ‘50’s and later. Marilyn is the lead accompanied by The Dreamgirls. They work together and they harmonize.
Most of the titles of the paintings are from the music world – mainly from “golden oldies” of our past. These titles evoke memories and also represent our dreams in an aural, musical manner. Other titles reference Marilyn movie titles or phrases associated with her.
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"Cultural Icons" April 2007
"The word “icon” is derived from the Greek “eikon” meaning image. The term “cultural icon” is defined in modern popular culture as a person or thing widely acknowledged as having a “depth of significance” or “star quality.”
As such, cultural icon images can function as symbols depicting the underlying ideas and values of a society. These symbols represent our dreams and passions and ultimately influence personal choices throughout our everyday lives.
Historically, Early Christian artists painted the first icons. These small paintings were utilized by the Church to illustrate religious concepts and inspire faith.
Icons of today do exactly the same thing but not just in religion. They are used by a multitude of social forces – entertainment, business, politics and sports.
This exhibit represents the cultural icon as a major motivating force in society. Included are iconic figures from the worlds of art, automobiles and motorcycles. The American flag, a famous outlaw figure and a football team are also included. These paintings focus on our culture’s desire for personal satisfaction, freedom, individuality, power and success."
--Lory Lockwood 2007