UNNATURAL DISASTERS SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 – JANUARY 6, 2019
LOS ANGELES — The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) presents Merion Estes: Unnatural Disasters, a twenty-year survey of the Los Angeles-based mixed media artist. Rooted in feminist art that grew out of her work with L.A.’s iconic Woman’s Building,Estes is notable for her involvement in the Pattern and Decoration movement of the 1970s and ‘80s. This solo presentation comprises twenty large-scale collaged paintings made with found fabrics, mixed paint applications, and photo transfers to create rich, colorful landscapes that are simultaneously beautiful and disturbing. Each work expresses deep environmental concerns including climate change, species extinction, pollution, and other natural and manmade disasters. A complement of smaller sculptures will accompa- ny the paintings. Merion Estes: Unnatural Disasters is on view from September 30, 2018 to January 6, 2019.