Sister Corita's Summer of Love

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Sister Corita's Summer of Love
Photograph: Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, LA
'Life is a complicated business' (detail) 1967

Be inspired by the colour, Pop design and humane politics of unlikely 1960s countercultural hero Sister Corita Kent

This exhibition features more than 70 prints made between 1962 and 1979, on loan from the Sister Corita Art Center in Los Angeles.

A major figure of the 1960s counter culture (witness her Newsweek cover in 1967), Sister Corita combined her Catholic faith, social justice mission and love of pop culture in brightly-coloured, celebratory screen printed poster works that were text based.

Sister Corita's Summer of Love is curated by Simon Rees, director of Govett Brewster Art Gallery (New Plymouth, NZ), in partnership with Wellington City Gallery.

By: Dee Jefferson

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