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for immediate release

prints and drawings
October 23rd, 2004 - December 4th, 2004

Works by: SUE COE
opening reception: OCTOBER 23RD, 2004; 7 - 11PM

It's been 13 years since SUE COE, one of the greatest political artists in America, has had a one-person exhibit in Los Angeles. OVERTONES is honored to present a solo exhibition of Sue Coe's work, planned to coincide with the upcoming presidential elections and offer poignant artistic commentary during these highly charged times in American history.

OVERTONES will present prints from Sue Coe's print cycle The Tragedy of War, completed in 2000, as well as some original drawings from Coe's latest book "Bully: Master of the Global Merry-Go-Round" - in these detailed, small drawings, Coe protests against the abrogation of democratic and human rights imposed by the Bush Administration.

Born in Tamworth (Staffordshire), and educated at the Royal College of Art in London, Sue Coe immigrated to the United States in 1972. Settling in New York City, she initially pursued a career as an illustrator for such publications as the New York Times and Time Magazine. Soon, finding the editorial assignments too constricting, Coe began creating extended series of drawings, paintings and prints addressing subjects she did not see adequately represented in the mainstream media - such as racial discrimination, war and animal rights, among others. Coe's first book-length series, "How To Commit Suicide in South Africa" (1983) was used as an anti-apartheid organizing tool on college campuses nationwide.

Widely written about and exhibited, Coe has appeared on the cover of Art News and been the subject of a retrospective exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Her work is in the collections of many major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Sue Coe is represented by Galerie St. Etienne in New York, NY

OVERTONES is a Los Angeles art venue that supports and promotes creative endeavors in all artistic disciplines, with emphasis on the diversity of Los Angeles communities, international collaboration and social responsibility. OVERTONES is dedicated to searching outside the confines of established art institutions and presenting work that has the potential to engage a wide range of audiences.