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'50s pinup girl image adds some bebop to senior art exhibit of artist Palin

30 November 2008
June Cleaver may be the image of the perfect woman in 1950s baseball-and-apple pie America.

But for artist Saschelle Palin, a graduating senior art student at Midwestern State University, it’s those sassy, cherry red-lipped pinup girls from the ’50s that really made an impression on her, so much so that they’re the focus of her graduating senior art exhibit.

Her exhibit of fun, flirty paintings and digital images of retro-yet-modern pinup girls and their sexy silhouettes opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday through Jan. 14 in the Foyer Gallery of MSU’s Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts for free, where she will be exhibiting her artwork with fellow graduating senior art major Lindsay O’Neal.

“I’ve always liked old hot-rods, and I like rockabilly,” said Palin. She also likes the neo-greasers — modern-day versions of ’50s greasers, with the tight white shirts and Levis. “... I’ve always been attracted to Bettie Page and Marilyn Monroe, so I just started with taking pictures of them.”

Palin’s show is a visual contrast to the work of fellow MSU graduating senior O’Neal, who is sharing gallery space with Palin for this show, though both artists’ work definitely share sense of humor and whimsy about them.


by Lana Sweeten-Shults from TimesRecordNews
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