Station 16 Gallery is opening a new solo exhibition by Mando Marie titled Checked Out. The show highlights Marie’s iconic “Reading Girl” series as well as several pieces combining vintage book covers, stencil work, and collage. The exhibition is focused primarily on the artist’s ongoing flirtation with books, book titles, and old book covers. The exhibition title, Checked Out, is, therefore, a play on words, evoking both the library term and in turn, the colloquial expression for removing oneself from one’s current situation. This double meaning echoes the conflicting nature of Mando’s work; nostalgic yet contemporary, innocent yet brave.
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