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.
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