Bay Area artist Deborah Oropallo is bringing a large selection of prints down the California coast for her latest exhibition. “Wild Wild West Show” opens this Friday at Scott White Contemporary Art in San Diego.
Deborah Oropallo, Randi, permanent pigment print on aluminum, 2009.
The source material for much of this content is salvaged from online sources for cowgirl costumes. These advertisements have been digitally manipulated and superimposed on familiar Old Western photographs and recent rodeo imagery. The diluted figures blend with the landscapes and take on a frenzy that incites dimensional illusion.
Deborah Oropallo, Drill Team, permanent pigment print on aluminum, 2009.
As is the case with viewing most artwork online, scale is lost on these stunning pieces. Some of the works measure nearly seven feet on their long side. At this size, the digital artifacts sear with a saturated color palette that demands attention from a substantial distance.
Deborah Oropallo, Medals, permanent pigment print on aluminum, 2009.
Wild Wild West Show
8 January – 6 March 2010
Scott White Contemporary Art
San Diego, CA