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Wreath by Kirstin Lamb

Wreath by Kirstin Lamb

Overpass Projects



Edition Size: 50

Sheet Size: 20" x 16" inches


Condition: Pristine

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In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, Kirstin Lamb has illustrated the title slogan nestled within an elaborate floral wreath. Lamb typically repurposes Empirical Dutch motifs to beautify otherwise contentious social justice imagery. Black pigment is made out of carbon, made out of organic matter after it is dead and burned, made out the remnants of death with no possibility of life. Instead of printing black ink, Julia found specific combinations of several high chroma colors that layer to create the illusion of black. These colors, made of organic and lively pigments, layer to create a black that is full of richness, subtlety, power and most importantly life. The resulting print is something that elevates the artist’s original work and in concept and material supports the goals of Black Lives Matter. All profits from Wreath are donated to the ACLU Legal Defense fund to support their mission to achieve racial justice.


The Artist

Kirstin Lamb

Kirstin is a painter living in Providence, Rhode Island and working in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Kirstin studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating with an MFA in 2005, and she received her AB in Visual Art and Literatures in English from Brown University in 2001. Kirstin’s new work, Floral Remix, was shown this spring at Jenifer Terzian Gallery in Litchfield, CT. Kirstin’s painting has been shown in venues across the country, recently showing at Cade Tompkins Projects in Providence, RI, the Spring Break Art Fair in NY, Periphery Space at Paper Nautilus in Providence, RI, the Wassaic Project in Amenia, NY, the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA and Providence College Galleries in Providence, RI, among others. She has attended residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Bunker Projects, the Wassaic Project, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, The Ora Lerman Trust Soaring Gardens Artist Residency, and the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation.

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