Margaret Lanzetta - Blue White
Archival inkjet print, edition of 5 + 2 AP
Unframed 40" x 30"
Margaret Lanzetta is a New York-based artist best known for her abstract culturally inspired work using digitized motifs drawn from Buddhism, 60’s pop culture, nature and contemporary industry. With varying media: painting, printmaking, and photography; and an enduring thematic interest in saturated color, repetition and pattern, a lexicon of motifs are used to explore larger issues of language, political power, spirituality, and cultural migration. In Lanzetta’s work patterns collide, and reappear from painting to painting, a use of seriality influenced by artists such as Andy Warhol, Philip Taaffe and Yayoi Kusama.
Arid Cultivar Series
In the Arid Cultivars series, photographic images of North American prized botanical “cultivars” are cut up and re-configured into stylized, traditional North African “zellij” tile patterns. By conflating references to widely disparate cultures, political systems, geographic and climatic regions, and historic systems of gardening and architecture, one’s sense of “place” is disoriented and questioned.