Stacy Seiler, Works on Paper

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Upcoming Exhibitions

 

I am pleased to share that my work will be featured in the upcoming exhibition,
“Works on Paper, 2019” at the LBI Foundation for the Arts and Sciences.
The exhibition is curated by Dr. Louis Marchesano,
Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Reception: Sunday, June 16th, 5-7pm
LBI Foundation for the Arts and Sciences 
120 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach Township, NJ 08008


Exhibition: "Ariana Martinez, Stacy Seiler, Rachel Trusty"

Arts, Letters + Numbers
Studios at 1548 Burden Lake Road, Averill Park, NY
Opening: Friday, June 7th
5-7 pm

 

Residency: Arts, Letters + Numbers

 

This summer I am honored to be one of the artists-in-residence at Arts, Letters and Numbers.
I plan to make a body of work based on the location itself,
which is partially housed in a nineteenth-century textile mill called the Faith Knitting Company.

 

Artist Statement

In my practice, I utilize the mediums of charcoal, cut paper collage and photography to explore the psychology that architecture plays upon its inhabitants. In the lifespan of a dwelling, there exists a state between presence and absence that takes on a form of its own. I refer to this state as “ghost architecture”. At times this experience is physical, as seen in the colorful remnant scars of chimneys, staircases and wallpaper that are left behind on the common wall of a razed building. At times it is emotional, as we revisit a structure only to be flooded with memories of childhood, work, family, tragedy, history, personal identity, and so on. At times it is purely psychological, as our memories and emotions hold the only evidence left of a building that no longer exists. We are then forced to close our eyes and envision the silhouette of the structure that we still hold dear to us. In doing so, the fallibility of this act can also conjure unexpected visual collaborations and connections between the web of imagery that has formed in our subconscious over the span of a lifetime. In the end, each unique experience stems from the same human desirer to make the intangible, the “ghost”, tangible again.

 

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