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The Lehigh University Libraries invite you to visit our art exhibition in the Fairchild-Martindale Library, a collection of 20 works by contemporary artist Rob Sato.

A Los Angeles-based artist, illustrator and writer, Sato is a fluid talent; his work is boundless and eclectic in design, color, medium, and meaning.

In Paper Trail, installed throughout study space on the sixth floor south, Sato explores hyper-personal and emotional observations, often working with ideas related to memory and transformation. He argues that art is the only place where one can healthily play with unhealthy thoughts and “explore undefined corners of consciousness.”

According to Sato, his art is made through a free-form process that layers autobiography, fiction, history, and observations about life into a foundation from where his imagination can dive into even more fantastical, absurd or surreal imagery.

Glimpses of Sato’s Japanese American background is often a fixture found within his work. Implications of the history surrounding his ancestral heritage, such as the horrors of the Japanese internment camps during World War II, can be found throughout his portfolio.

Paper Trail is part of The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries programming with an artist visit and lecture scheduled for fall semester. Stay tuned for details!

The exhibit is on display through October, 2022. Open regular business hours.

Read more about the artist and exhibition on LTS News.

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