Toll Call | Niagara Detroit Art Print
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About the Artist
Niagara, born in Detroit, Michigan, is a painter and musician. She was the lead vocalist of the proto-punk rock bands Destroy All Monsters and Dark Carnival. Niagara paints with acrylic on canvas. With her use of bright colors, caricature portrayal of figures, and comic strip inclusion of words spoken by the figures, Niagara's style can loosely be described as Pop Art.
Her first exhibits "All Men Are Cremated Equal" (1996) and "Faster Niagara, Kill...Kill" (1997) were breakout shows which garnered her regional praise. Soon art periodicals such as Juxtapoz were heralding her as "The Queen Of Detroit" and many successful exhibits would follow in other cities like Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Tokyo to name but a few. "The Niagara Girl," who appears in many female guises, would come to represent feminist swagger with drop dead gorgeous looks and an equally dangerous demeanor. Hard-boiled, tough talking gals who would rather dispatch a man than put up with any of his antics. Her bold and colorful post-pulp comic strip countenances of femme fatales in various depictions of malfeasance was culturally solidified by Callie Khoury's Thelma and Louise, which shares a kindred spirit with Niagara's subjects, along with pin-up girls like Bettie Page and the bad side of 40's and 50's film icons such as Bette Davis, Lauren Bacall and Jane Greer. In 2002, Niagara's work began to stray away from the gun-toting, booze swilling Femme fatale to a more intricate "Opium Series". Still decidedly feminine, but the violence was turned inward, as world-weary, flapper-esque beauties are depicted in druggy repose amidst swirling opium fumes, full of Chinese patterns and appliqué make the series her most detailed and introspective work to date.
Unframed Print on Paper - printed on high quality 230 gsm smooth matte paper, with a 1 inch border and is unframed.
Unframed Print on Giclée Paper - printed on archival textured 245 gsm giclée paper and printed with 100 year archival light fast inks. Giclée paper prints include a 2" border around the image. This paper is similar to a traditional artist's watercolor paper and produces a very vibrant print. This product is not recommended for use with laminates.
Unstretched Canvas - printed on 400 gsm bright white cotton/poly blend canvas with a satin finish and a 2-over 1 weave which is highly durable, water proof, and scratch resistant. Canvas is printed with water resistant solvent inks that are vibrant with dense blacks and bright whites. Canvas prints include a 2" border around the image and are shipped rolled in a tube. This superior canvas delivers exceptional print quality and ease of stretching.
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