Local artist combines fashion, fantasy.
Lori Michelon lives in a tranquil, quiet residence in Crowley Lake. She is a printmaker, teacher and mother who shreds pieces of wood and rubber into creations that incite laughter, curiosity, and hopefully a conversation with others about what the art is and share their perspectives.
Her art is odd, self-proclaimed odd. Her latest show features human forms dressed in high fashion, with the head of some outlandish Star Wars character. In one print, “Gloria” in a fine blouse with the head of what looks like a Sarlacc Pit Monster or a Rancon, poses for a selfie. Her show, Galaxial Gamines: A Conversation About Outward Appearances – Haute Couture and Alien Life Forms, an exhibit of Relief Rubbercuts on Paper opens at the Independent Project Press Saturday April 23 5:30-8:30 p.m. and runs through May 14.
The reception on April 23 will feature Star Wars figurines. She saw the movie when it first came out and left an indelible impression on her.