Published by CARA. Foreword by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer. Introduction with text by Dianna Molzan.
In The Tahoma Mall, Los AngelesĖbased artist Dianna Molzan (born 1972) traces her early years growing up in the Pacific Northwestís Tacoma and Seattle, telling the origin and development of her visual vocabulary with extensive archival imagery and a floating narration that runs through this beautifully produced artistís book. Molzan shows how navigating public spaces at a young age, from shopping malls, movie theaters, world fairs, military bases and outdoor displays of Indigenous pole carvings and modernist fountains, influenced her approach to art and exhibition. The regionís disparate cultural layers are juxtaposed with its majestic natural splendor and Molzanís own artwork, which together form a rich personal account of the artistís earliest visual education.