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"Works of Fiction" by Sue Latta

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Mixed media sculptor Sue Latta has spent her career prying open and analyzing her own life story.

"I've heard it said, and I've said myself, that all artwork is in some way a 'self-portrait,'" wrote Latta on her website. "I spent many years operating from this premise, telling my own story, working through the timeline of my life from adolescent angst, through the trauma of being female, to my new experience of adolescent angst in my own children."

But in Latta's new body of work--which consists of three-dimensional tableaus comprised of photographs and various other sculptural materials like resin, cast aluminum, wood and steel--she decided to explore other people's stories.

"It's amazing the world of possibility that opened up for me once I realized that I could tell any story; it didn't have to be my own," wrote Latta. "When I discovered that I could create 'Works of Fiction.'"

Latta, an adjunct professor of art at Boise State who teaches workshops at the Sculpture Studio in Garden City, will open her new exhibit, "Works of Fiction," at Visual Arts Collective on Friday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. The show runs through Tuesday, Nov. 30.

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