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John Stezaker at Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Jan. 27 to April 23 | The Source | Washington University in St. Louis
In a culture defined by an indiscriminate onslaught of images, John Stezaker’s work conveys both a fascination with their lure and a critique of their seductive power. Using classic movie stills, vintage postcards, book illustrations and other found materials, the contemporary British artist brings new meanings to old pictures, adjusting, inverting and slicing them together to create collages that are at once captivating and unsettling, eerie and elegant, nostalgic and absurd. This spring, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will provide the only U.S. venue for John Stezaker, the artist’s first major solo museum exhibition.