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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: CAN AUTOBIO AHL2010
Title: The Selves
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Personal name: Ahlers, Sonja
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000491 checked in 2018-05-07 12:51:57

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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Autobiographical
International Standard Book Number: 9781770460102
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Drawn and Quarterly
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2010
Other physical details: zine,
Summary, etc. note: Before blogs, there were zines. Before zines, there were scrapbooks. Sometimes overlooked in the quest to produce high culture, these most direct and intimate means of communication and recording memory are the tools favored by Sonja Ahlers in the making of her art. A self-taught artist and writer, Ahlers wears her pop-culture obsessions on her sleeve, professing her love for such visual icons as Princess Di, Holly Hobbie, and Stevie Nicks. Focusing on found objects such as stickers, greeting cards, andmagazine photos collected in collage framework, complete with song lyrics hand-lettered in cursive script and heartbreaking, melancholic watercolors, Ahlers explores and exposes the social construction of roles, feminine and otherwise. Beginning with incipient childhood self-awareness and traversing high school status jockeying to adult social climbing, the cultural imagery that supports and informs personal identity is given uneasy new meanings and importance in Ahlers's visual remixes.
Expansion of summary note: feminist, feminism, gender, scrapbooks, collage, pop culture, Princess Diana, Holly Hobbie, Stevie Nicks, stickers, greeting cards, female, women, Canadian, Canada, magazine photos, song lyrics, heartbreaking, melancholic water colors, femininity, personal identity
Method of acquisition: Donation
Date of acquisition: 2019
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