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Remix by Jessica Barnett DeCuir

Remix Jessica Barnett DeCuir Album Cover collage Joe WallaceOn Friday, May 15th 2015, StudioLab hosted/curated Remix, the album cover collage art show by Jessica Barnett DeCuir. The show featured 24 works, all comprised of collaged album covers from the 1970s and 1980s. Jessica brought her work all the way from San Antonio, Texas and Chicago gave her a very warm welcome.

Turnout for the show was fantastic–we appreciate the support of our many friends old and new. 1200 W. 35th Street was full of activity that night, but we are very glad for all those who came up to the 5th floor to see the show. You can view Jessica Barnett DeCuir’s bio and artist statement in downloadable .PDF format.

Remix will run through mid-June, and those who missed our opening reception can view the collection by appointment. Drop us a line to arrange a viewing: jwallace242@gmail.com.

All the pieces in the Remix show are for sale–contact us for prices or to arrange pickup.

–Joe Wallace

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StudioLab Presents Remix: Record Cover Collage By Jessica Barnett DeCuir

crimson_collinsDo  you recognize the two classic album covers represented in this collage titled Crimson Collins, by Jessica Barnett DeCuir? This is just one of an impressive collection of album cover collages that go on display at StudioLab as part of the Bridgeport Art Center Third Friday Artist Open Studios event on Friday  May 15th 2015.

StudioLab is proud to bring Jessica Barnett DeCuir and her album cover collage show, Remix, which has its opening reception on May 15 and remains on display through June 12.

“As a visual artist & musician,” DeCuir says, “I continually look for ways to blur the boundaries between art & music, whether through installation art, collaborative live music performances, or mixed media works. This series of collages are created using album covers featuring pop & rock bands of the 1970’s and 80’s.”

What parameters did she use to create the work? Could any album cover be fair game for Remix? DeCuir says it was far more challenging than simply grabbing some dusty old record jackets out of a bargain bin somewhere and getting to work. Her process involves a more methodical approach.

“I limited myself to these two decades (70’s and 80’s) because the albums are easy to come by and are the nostalgic, often cheesy soundtrack of my years growing up and listening to radio, records and tapes.” Her investigation of these albums turned up a few surprises along the way. “Many of the original album covers contained subliminal content, later to be revealed through my 2×2” square cutting process.”

What is that subliminal content? You’ll have to see for yourself on Friday, May 15 2015 from 6PM to 10PM on the 5th floor of the Bridgeport Art Center. StudioLab will provide refreshments while supplies last and Jessica Barnett DeCuir will be available during the opening reception. The works in Remix are for sale, and all proceeds go toward the artist. StudioLab does not accept a commission or fees of any kind for this show.