Week 5 – Artist Conversation – Molly Ramage

Exhibition Information

Artist: Molly Ramage
Exhibition: Sleep Sweat 
Gallery: Marylin Werby Gallery
Media: Painting, Drawing, Paper Mache

Website: none 
Instagram: @jetbootsjetpack

The Sleep Sweat gallery belongs to Molly Ramage. Ramage is an Undergraduate in the Printmaking program of the CSULB school of the Art. She has always been interested in art and making art. When asked what she did during her free time, she answered that she has a daughter and she takes up a lot of her time. 😊

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The Sleep Sweat gallery was filled with numerous colors, textures and formats of art. There were paintings on paper as well as some paper mache work and even a bit of animation. Each piece of work in the gallery was a manipulation of paper. The artist stated that she is interested in the malleability of paper, such as its ability to absorb moisture and withstand pounds of pressure. The color black was used quite a lot but there were also thrown in hints of bright colors. The colors helped the visualization of a real nightmare.

The works in the gallery functioned as nightmares. Ramage actually shared with us that these all came from person experiences. This gallery came together due to the fact that a lot of her work had this same theme. The collection in the gallery just naturally came together over time.

This gallery was really something! It has to be one of my favorites so far. The idea to depict nightmares interested me so much. I loved all of the works I saw. Every piece was a different story. The images in the nightmares look like they could be protagonists in a really cool cartoon show. I have always been fascinated in nightmares and seeing someone else’s take on the topic was great.

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