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Moment of Friday: Michelle Andrade in praise of Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman
Moment of Friday: Michelle Andrade in praise of Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman

On pieces of ruled notebook paper, L.A. artist Michelle Andrade creates works that play with color and language. An exploding arrangement of lavender and purple geometric forms are layered with the bubbly phrase "Not Everyone is Great." An architectural framework of bubbles in a 1970s color palette features the words "Please Don't Outshine Me." Flowers and a shooting pink star top the slogan "Vodka Forever."  In many cases, the phrases reveal peculiar anxieties about success, recognition and even health. (An image done in rusts and reds reads "Now Comes the Biopsy.") But in their design, the images are cheerful: bulbous fonts, cute flowers,...

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