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September 5th - October 18, 2014



Proud to be a Hero

New work by Laurina Paperina

Opening reception for the artist: Friday, September 5th, 6 to 8pm

Fouladi Projects is very pleased to present another exciting solo exhibition of new multimedia works by the Italian artist, Laurina Paperina. For this show, she continues her irreverent parodies of celebrity, this time zeroing in on super heroes and pop culture icons. The subjects of her drawings, animations and installations are most often merrily maimed and killed in a myriad of ridiculous ways, executed in an earnest effort to remind us that not only are we all ultimately humans made of the same basic flesh and blood, but also that life goes down much better with an ample helping of humor.

Laurina Paperina (which translates from Italian to English as Little Laura Little Duck) grew up in a small town in Italy and immersed herself from a young age in an alternate universe filled with comic books, cartoons and goofy characters. She hungrily gobbled these fantastical media forms up like food and they have since become an intrinsic part of her. Laurinas alter ego, often indistinguishable from her regular self, is, in her own words, a strange mutant with a human body and duck feet. She has exhibited extensively throughout Europe, the USA and beyond. Her super power is her ability to create art that ameliorates the abundance of seriousness in the world and makes us smile.


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Paperina  Mike Kelley, 12'' x 12'' , mixed media on wood
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Paperina  Identical Twins , 8'' x 8'' , mixed media on wood
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Paperina  Eyes, 14'' x 20'' , mixed media on paper
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Paperina  Banksy, 8'' x 12'', mixed media on paper
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Paperina  Spiderman , 30'' x 20'', digital drawing, photography - Lambda print
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Paperina  Smurfette, 30'' x 20'', digital drawing, photography - Lambda print
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Paperina  Rat, 30'' x 20'', digital drawing, photography - Lambda print
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Paperina  Ninja Turtles, 30'' x 20'', digital drawing, photography - Lambda print
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Paperina  Marshmallowman, 30'' x 20'', digital drawing, photography - Lambda print
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Paperina  Homer , 30'' x 20'', digital drawing, photography - Lambda print
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Paperina  Hirst, 30'' x 20'', digital drawing, photography - Lambda print
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Paperina  E.T. , 30'' x 20'', digital drawing, photography - Lambda print
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Paperina  Royal Tenembaums, 24'' x 30'', mixed media on paper
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Paperina  Pulp Fiction , 24'' x 30'', mixed media on paper
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Paperina  Oh Yeah , 8.5'' x 12'', mixed media on paper
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Paperina  Loser , 8.5'' x 12'', mixed media on paper
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Paperina  Hello Death , 8.5'' x 12'', mixed media on paper
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Paperina  Black Cat , 8.5'' x 12'', mixed media on paper
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Paperina  Takashi Murakami, 12'' x 12'' , mixed media on paper
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Paperina  Speedy Gonzales, 12'' x 12'' , mixed media on paper
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Paperina  Ronnie Cutrone, 12'' x 12'' , mixed media on paper
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Paperina  Pharrell Williams, 12'' x 12'' , mixed media on paper
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Paperina  Nirvana , 12'' x 12'' , mixed media on paper
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Paperina  Miley Cyrus, 12'' x 12'' , mixed media on paper
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Paperina  Fat Pikachu, 12'' x 12'' , mixed media on paper
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Paperina  Ai Wei Wei , 12'' x 12'' , mixed media on paper
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Paperina  Be Proud 6, 11'' x 14'', mixed media on paper
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Paperina  Be Proud 5, 11'' x 14'', mixed media on paper
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Paperina  Be Proud 4, 11'' x 14'', mixed media on paper
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Paperina  Be Proud 3, 11'' x 14'', mixed media on paper
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Paperina  Be Proud 2, 11'' x 14'', mixed media on paper
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Paperina  Be Proud 1, 11'' x 14'', mixed media on paper
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Paperina  Spastic Zebra , 30'' x 20'' , canvas
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Paperina  Self Portrait , 12'' x 12'' , canvas
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Paperina  Rat Face, 20'' x 20'' , canvas
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Paperina  Homer Simpson, 16'' x 16'', mixed media on canvas
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Paperina  Hello Rat, 20'' x 20'' , canvas