Sarah McEneaney, an artist-in-residence at the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts’s (PAFA) Brodsky Center, cast her handmade paper sculpture “Mango Mango” (2021) from a matrix she created of her dog, Mango. Each unique edition, of which there are 10, is made with individual cotton pulp paintings in varying pigmented compositions. Hues inspired by the colors of fruit transform the detailed 1:1 scale rendition into a figure that is suspended and yet seemingly alert.
Liz Collins, another of this year’s Brodsky Center residents, completed her work “Genesis” (2021) in handmade cotton paper and rayon. “Genesis” recreates the artist’s first concept for her recurring jagged and fringed textile manipulations. She wove flat and seed yarns into handmade cotton pulp, cutting them after to release a gravitational drip over and beyond the paper support.
At the online Editions/Artists’ Books Fair this October, collectors can further browse a rich selection of work by the Brodsky Center’s artists-in-residence from the last 30 years. Prints by Emma Amos, Sonia Boyce, Joan Snyder, and Melanie Yazzie, among others, are available.
For more information, visit the E/AB Fair website.
Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, the exhibition Out of Body is on view in the Hamilton Building at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) until January 2, 2022. Selected from the Brodsky Center’s inventory of over 650 editions, it features complete portfolios by Chitra Ganesh, Trenton Doyle Hancock, and Sharon Hayes; prints by Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Faith Ringgold, Joan Semmel, Carrie Mae Weems, and Didier William; and sculptures by Lynda Benglis. The exhibition asks viewers to contextualize perceptions of their bodies and re-think ingrained archetypes and expectations around the human form. It is shown in conjunction with PAFA’s survey exhibition Joan Semmel: Skin in the Game, opening on November 3, 2021.
Devoted to empowering artists’ influential and diverse visions, the Brodsky Center is open by appointment to the public during business hours. Information on available editions for sale can also be found at the Brodsky Center website.
To learn more, visit brodskycenter.com.
A Well-Intentioned Poussin Show Almost Gets it Right
Poussin and the Dance is a valiant attempt to break into Poussin’s staunchly academic oeuvre and provide a relatable point of entry, highlighting the exciting elements of revelry and movement despite impenetrable and unemotional rendering.
An Anarchist Illustrator Looks to Radical Histories to Fight Fascism
Anarchist illustrator N.O. Bonzo produces decentralized media in a highly bureaucratic cultural landscape. Their illustrations, murals, and literature emerge in unexpected places, from the streets of Portland, Oregon, to the far ends of Reddit and Twitter, addressing relations of labor and identity in the workplace and on the streets. Growth and care are central themes…
This exhibition explores how images of the human body were used to provoke profound physical and emotional responses in viewers from the 15th through 18th centuries.
With scavenged materials, Amanda Maciel Antunes constructs a motherland.
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Join us for a free online series of talks, conversations, and workshops engaging in art criticism across disciplines, communities, and geographies.
There is a debate whether the memory of Little Syria should be seized upon to tell truthful and positive stories about Arabs in the US, or whether any conflation between its history and contemporary politics is inappropriate.
New works by one of Bangladesh’s most prominent photojournalists, writers, and activists are on view at the Chicago art space through November 27.
For Calderón Ruiz’s first exhibition, artists Esteban Ramón Pérez and Jaime Muñoz plumb the depths of Chicanx identity.
The profile includes works by Egon Schiele, Amedeo Modigliani, Peter Paul Rubens, and a prehistoric Venus of Willendorf figurine.
These horrifying dolls definitely won’t murder you in your sleep.
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