The 12-piece show serves as a sequel to Littons 2003 series, which explored womens personalities through layers of paint, fabric, and photographs. Volume II expands on a similar theme -- only this time, elderly faces form the basis of the artists skin-on-skin commentary about history and gender. She applies layers of symbolism, thus creating a story, says Maschke. Its about mapping the qualities that come out of these faces.
Most of the portraits feature solo sittings, although there are a few works -- like the striking Beatrice as Ursula -- which include composites of several women. Its such a great experience to see all these pieces in one setting, says Maschke. [Litton] produces art from such different directions.
Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: Aug. 3. Continues through Sept. 30, 2007