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Seven Seadly Sins. Seven mixed media lithographs by Ann Chernow. Nine poems by Jane Allinson

Ann Chernow is an artist whose subject matter is based on women's images from the 1930s and 1940s "Film Noir" movies. These movies were the first as genre to depict 'independent' women; they influenced the female movie-goer in ways that changed the nation's gender attitudes. Joan Crawford and many other stars of said films were emblematic of the 'new' women. Although she alters the actual scenes that she works from, and uses contemporary models, Chernow's paintings, drawings and prints capture and redeem the emotional, universal moments from these Film Noir movies.
For her fourth Noir portfolio of fine prints, she has collaborated with Jane Allinson who wrote
parodic poems of famous authors and interpreted them with a tongue-in-cheek Noir tone.
Relevant research areas: North America, Book arts, Digital printmaking