Not Even You
digital print on paper 38"x50"
pigment print on aluminum 81"x51"
pigment print on aluminum
A capture from Deborah's studio
Deborah Oropallo artworks hanging in the gallery
Photomontage and acrylic on wood panel 58"x48"
Mad Hatters Tea Party
mixed media 26"x33"
photomontage and acrylic on wood
Deborah Oropallo has always preferred a systematic approach to her digitally constructed paintings. POMP features a varied range of her work, including pieces from her Guise and Wild Wild West series where she addresses the issue of adornment, pageantry, and costume. The Guise series is focused on the symbolic function of 17th century portraits of aristocrats, emperors, and kings through elements of dress, gesture signifiers of wealth and power, with results that are imaginary representations of female figures. In her Wild Wild West work, fringe, spangles, lassos, and six-shooters—central elements of rodeo—are digitally arranged and layered to startling effect, suggesting ghostly and feminized versions of the Marlborough Man that play on collective notions and pop mythology of the American West.
She has been widely exhibited, and her work is in public and private collections throughout the United States.