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Fotos de pasaporte: Alteridad

I haven't done a throwback post in awhile and since it's about that time of year for the Annual Student Exhibition at PAFA @pafacademy, I thought I'd share the visual part of my Master's Thesis from way back in 2008. (It's crazy to think that it's been ten years now since I graduated.)
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1. "The Letting Of Our Sacred Altar" Oil on Panel, 70"x48", 2008.

2. "It Has Something To Do With The Collapsing Of The House Of Cards" (Installation View), Oil on Canvas, 90"x126", 2008.

3. "A Crown Colored Charlatan Sent Me Here To Breathe" (Installation View), Oil, Linen, Canvas, Panel, 75"x87"x86", 2008.

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I move left to right.
Every hoop and hurdle,
Hinders my touch.
Let A get me to B.

Completed figurative work. (Poor photo quality). It is the last drawing of the semester for my interpretive figure drawing course. I'm sad that it's over, right as I'm hitting my stride, but thankfully I'll have the whole summer to keep playing and creating. You can't see it in this photo very well, but there are beautiful washes of iridescent pearl and silver inks that play with the transparent quality of the rice paper.
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This past weekend the PAFA MFA seminar class ‘StudioLab’ got to visit some friends in the Sharpe- Walentas Studio Program @swstudioprogram in DUMBO. Thanks for sharing your process @doronlangberg @marthatuttle @osamu_kobayashi and @branditwilley! .
. 📷: @pafastudiolab @dueyart.
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Currently. Ever have that syndrome where you want to start 3 new paintings before finishing the last few you started? Yeah me neither. 😅

Surprise, Jamie Wyeth showed up to the opening of James Havard’s show on Friday night! MFA student Rachel Briggs @rachelbriggsart got a chance to talk with Wyeth, who shared that his first show took place at PAFA when he was 17.
Check out Havard’s show ‘Talking in Color’ up in the Works on Paper gallery until May 27th. .
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Founded by painter and scientist Charles Willson Peale, sculptor William Rush and other artists and business leaders in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seeks to promote the cultivation of the fine arts. Registered attendees of the 28th International Sculpture Conference in Philadelphia (Oct 25-28) will have free admission to this museum during the conference. Book your travel today! #internationalsculpturecenter #sculpturemagazine #PAFAcademy #sculpturecon @pafacademy

Defragging the Banana

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experimenting with digital painting and drawing using the @procreate app.
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I recently got this app as a way to build-up my sketching practice again, which has slipped a lot in the past year for a variety of reasons—full-time job, uninspired, too busy, etc. I’ve never been one for digital painting/drawing programs, just because they always seem too hard for me to control and too far away from the materials I’m used to working with, but this one’s awesome.

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Currently part of a national touring exhibition, this piece by Howardena Pindell is one of two collection works that PAFA lent to the exhibit. Pindell is a Philly native who studied art locally before eventually going on to Yale and then New York City. Throughout her decades-long career, she has exhibited widely and become known for her politically-engaged work. She founded the feminist gallery A.I.R. and was one of the first African-American curators at MoMA @themuseumofmodernart@.
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You can see the show 'What Remains to be Seen' up at the @mcachicago right now!
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Art/East, Howardena Pindell, 1986-89
Acrylic, gouache, tempera, and postcards on museum board
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James Havard: Talking in Color and Ghost in the Machine: Video in the Realm of Objects curated by @cj_stahl both open tonight from 5-7 at PAFA!! @pafacademy #ghost #ghostinthemachine #jameshavard #pafacademy #phillyart #contemporaryart #pafalumni #historiclandmarkbuilding

Opening tomorrow night, check out Ghost in the Machine: Video in the Realm of Objects, a selection of moving images by PAFA Alums David Dempewolf, Alexandria Douziech, Tyler Kline, and Ashley Wick. Reception 5-7pm in the Alumni Gallery. 🎥: Ashley Wick @joosgoos .
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@dempewolfdavid @alexandriadouziech @tyler_kline_9 .
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So much for that weekend sunshine, right? 😅 It was good while it lasted. Here are a couple of minis on panel, each 10” x 10”. They are paintings on top of bits of photo transfer from images I’ve shot. Painting inception! ⚙️🎛📸👩🏻‍🎨

The Artist as a Young Lady 12” x 12” oil on linen panel. I’m blaming @pameilerslendi, former PAFA roommate, for the idea last night to paint this from an old black & white college photo. A fun throwback! #pafaalumni #pafa #pafacademy #artistsoninstagram #contemporaryrealism #contemporaryportrait #oilpainting #allaprima

The start of a two week drawing. I rediscovered an old way of creating with the figure Sunday but in a new and more purposeful way. As seen in the previous post. I wish it wasn't so close to the end of the semester, but at least it's back and one portion / medium of work is beginning to feel like I've found my way again. Playing with the gesture, movement, leaving in the mistakes and imperfections, overlapping bodies, and focusing the energy while showing the shadow of what once was there as I work with the figure.
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