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2017: a year of Donald Trump, Kendall Jenner stopping race riots, and “catch me outside, how bout dat”. With all the media and ideals being pushed to people every second of the day, one can only expect an artist living in this time to reflect it through their work. This is definitely evident in Heather Blevins’ showcase in the La Costa Canyon Art Showcase.

Blevins’ art reflects her political and personal views on what is happening in society at the moment which includes references to pop culture as well as more serious topics such as politics.

Using a multistep process to get the art to a medium she desires, Blevins begins by taking an image with her photo then adding images by hand to the physical print.

Dabbling in the aesthetic of Pop Art, similar to Andy Warhol’s work, by tracing outlines to make her images stand out more or by adding text to add multiple meanings to her work, her art combines several styles such as Marcel Duchamp’s ready-mades or Roy Lichtenstein’s pop art but also ventures off to add a personal touch. She does this by her use of lighting and style of fashion as well as getting personal by depicting the people and issues she cares about.

Additionally, Blevins uses her art to comment upon the infamous tapes of President Donald Trump talking about women as well as the women marches after the elections. She photographs Kasandra Rezler with a cat along with the words “we bite back.” This multimedia work cites the conversation uncovered where Trump bragged that he can get away with sexual harassment and can grab any woman’s private region.The saying depicted has become a pop culture reference used at many protests to call out the politician on his comments.

The art is meant to motivate the audience and cause the viewer to call out the original statement that was offensive to many.

Blevins’ art is meant to be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer as well as commentary on the society around her. The art aims to provoke the viewer as well as bring to light the real issues that shouldn’t be ignored.

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