PAM-O-RAMA
Pamela Joseph PAM-O-RAMA Mixed media, Collage, and Transfers
Just Deal
1996
Mixed media, Collage, and Transfers
76 x 56 in.

...Joseph's art includes references to Suburbia, the Funnies, Cowboys, the Circus, and the Movies. She spices up the nostalgic material by overlaying it with images of women, ranging from Marilyn Monroe and voluptuous 50's nude model queen, Betty Page, to contemporary lifestyle goddess Martha Stewart...
Pamela Joseph PAM-O-RAMA Mixed media on Paper
Princess Di Memorial
1997
Mixed media on Paper
42 x 42 in.

...Joseph has a good eye for cliched images, plucking them from their everyday camouflage and setting them within her paintings and monotypes in ways that both confirm their prior emptiness and the artist's capacity to reawaken their mystery. Joseph's interest in Betty Page, for example, stems in part from her recognition that Page's sultry bondage and discipline image had a distinctly playful aspect...

Pamela Joseph PAM-O-RAMA Mixed media and Collage on Wallpaper
Pop Tarts
1995
Mixed media and Collage on Wallpaper
49 x 37 in.

...Gamesmanship is more literally present in the game boards and scoring cards - bingo, roulette, pokeno, pinball - that appear in several recent works. Indeed, there is a teasing interplay between the pasted paper elements in Joseph's art and the way she mimics collage in her graphic and painterly techniques.

Joseph's sensuality is tempered, but not diminished, by experience. She is mature enough to have come of age in the 50's, but the sportive eroticism of her art speaks to still unjaded pleasure to be taken in the bountiful circumstances of the world."



Buzz Spector, November 1995.
Pamela Joseph PAM-O-RAMA Mixed media and Collage on Wallpaper
Chicken Inspector
1995
Mixed media and Collage on Wallpaper
49 x 37 in.

"Lust meets linoleum, Betty Page meets Martha Stewart, and female sexuality is met with complete and total accceptance. Playfully celebrating unbridled female lust in a delightfully un-P.C.manner, Joseph's work contrasts images of pin-up queens with every day clichés in an attempt to delineate the many faces of the modern woman."


Los Angeles Reader, April, 1996.

Pamela Joseph PAM-O-RAMA Oils and Acrylics, Collage on Antique Wallpaper, Metal
Touch Football
1995
Oils and Acrylics, Collage on Antique Wallpaper, Metal
39 x 45 in.

"Humor can get the message across without blunting it, as we see in Joseph's "Touch Football," a witty, slightly naughty take on playing the game in a man's world. Ms. Joseph suggests that the ladies have a few uniquely effective strategies for gaining yardage."


The New York Times, April, 1996.
Pamela Joseph PAM-O-RAMA Oils and Acrylics on Wallpaper, Metal
Under the Rainbow
1995
Oils and Acrylics on Wallpaper, Metal
34 x 25 in.

Pamela Joseph PAM-O-RAMA Mixed media and Collage on Antique Wallpaper
Wild Yam
1996
Mixed media and Collage on Antique Wallpaper
36 x 46 in.
Pamela Joseph PAM-O-RAMA Oils and Acrylics, Collage on Antique Wallpaper
Mother Joseph
1995
Oils and Acrylics, Collage on Antique Wallpaper
34.25 x 44.25 in.
Pamela Joseph PAM-O-RAMA Oils and Collage on Antique Wallpaper
Soil Off
1995
Oils and Collage on Antique Wallpaper
34.5 x 44.75 in.

Pamela Joseph PAM-O-RAMA Oils and Cadillac Mirror on Antique Wallpaper
Thrill Me Again
1995
Oils and Cadillac Mirror on Antique Wallpaper
35 x 44.5 in.
Pamela Joseph PAM-O-RAMA Oils, Acrylics, Phosphorescent Paint, and Collage on Antique Wallpaper
Dangerous Performance
1995
Oils, Acrylics, Phosphorescent Paint, and Collage on Antique Wallpaper
32.5 x 44.5 in.

Pamela Joseph PAM-O-RAMA Oils, Acrylics, Phosphorescent Paint, and Collage on Antique Wallpaper
Meet Marilyn
1995
Oils, Acrylics, Phosphorescent Paint, and Collage on Antique Wallpaper
44.75 x 32.75 in.
Pamela Joseph PAM-O-RAMA Oils and Phosphorescent Paint on Canvas with Computerized Image
Juggling Planets
1995
Oils and Phosphorescent Paint on Canvas with Computerized Image
38 x 38 in.

Pamela Joseph PAM-O-RAMA Oils and Phosphorescent Paint on Canvas with Computerized Image
Team Play
1995
Oils and Phosphorescent Paint on Canvas with Computerized Image
38 x 38 in.

"Deliberately provocative, shamelessly revealing, technically impeccable, Pamela Joseph's recent paintings and prints arouse the libido as well as the notion of who women actually are. Pamela Joseph dares to define herself wholly in the seemingly irreparably shattered American culture of 1996. Her work grapples with the toughest notion of our time, how do we actually define ourselves given the contemporary cloud of complexity. Issues of place, work, home, family, domesticity, sexuality, gender and role distinction are explored openly. Her prints and paintings skate past the Feminist arguments of the 60's and 70's and embrace woman entirely. How refreshing it is to see one triumph over the trap of victimization and enjoy life for what it is rather than what is deemed."


Female FYI Magazine, July, 1996.
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