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Artshot – Masquerade – San Francisco Bay Times

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By Abby Zimberg–

I discovered, on Market Street between Sanchez and Church, a wall exhibition of images by contemporary artist Kate Tova Masquerade series created in 2020 as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded. The series, featuring recognizable characters such as Snoop Dogg, Marilyn Monroe, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Audrey Hepburn, Vincent Van Gogh and many more, uses flamboyant multimedia masks on black and white portraits.

Tova said of her series, “I used a wide range of media including amethyst geodes, disassembled Mac parts, paper butterflies, handmade brooches, golf sheets , feathers and more.The series represents a moment in time and transforms a depressing symbol of pandemic life into something extravagant and festive.

To review the entire collection, which also includes images of Harvey Milk, Elton John, Keith Haring and Dolly Parton, visit https://tinyurl.com/bdzyv4t3

Abby Zimberg is a licensed family therapist in California with a background in art therapy. She previously worked as a graphic designer and has always been a photographer. https://theartoftherapysf.com/

Posted on February 10, 2022