Marina Luz @ Park Life // July 14 - Aug 20, 2017July 5th, 2017
Park Life Gallery is proud to present, HOW WE DESCRIBE BOOKS WHEN WE CAN’T REMEMBER THE AUTHOR OR TITLE: new sculptures from Marina Luz.
Opening Reception Friday July 14, 2017 6-9pm
July 14 – Aug 20, 2017
Park Life Gallery
220 Clement st
When you are trying to find a favorite book from your childhood, or that novel you read for a class years ago and now wish you had kept, but you can’t remember any specific details, what do you do? Turn to the internet, of course.
HOW WE DESCRIBE BOOKS WHEN WE CAN”T REMEMBER THE AUTHOR OR TITLE examines the selective and often cruelly humorous nature of memory by taking, unaltered, the subject line of plot descriptions on internet book search forums. Marina Luz designs and paints book covers for these plaintive pleas for help in tracking down these half-remembered stories. With memory being such a fickle thing, the resulting descriptions used as titles are alternately poetic and amusing.
Marina Luz is an Emmy Award-winning illustrator and artist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, VICE, ProPublica, and the Center for Investigative Reporting, among others. She runs her design studio HONEYLUX out of Oakland, CA.