San Francisco-based artist Jean Conner finally gets her due with the first solo museum exhibition of her extraordinary six-decade career. Conner’s collages, composed of images cut from vintage large-format color magazines like Life, defy the rules of reality in whimsical ways. Divers merge with dancers; models melt into exotic swaths of wilderness; a chef holds a bat on a spoon. The thematically organized exhibition leads viewers through Conner’s concerns: war, the environment and representations of women. These collages level a fascinating, humorous critique of mass-media across the 21st century all while luxuriating in its technicolored allure.
Opens Fri, 6pm, Free
Museum of Art, San Jose