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SMFA Art Sale 2021

Wed, Oct 13, 2021 01:45PM EDT - Sun, Nov 7, 2021 11:55PM EST
Lot 810

Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz, MFA '74, Dark Undergrowth

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Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz, MFA '74 Dark Undergrowth

12h x 18w x 2d

DESCRIPTION: Paintings, , Oil & photo emulsion on cast plaster on aluminum

ARTIST STATEMENT: I went to the Arctic on a sailing ship in 2013, returning with 2,000 photographs of its astounding landscape. The experience continues to penetrate and reverberate, the more so with every passing headline of melting ice and breaking glaciers. My work uses abraded, traumatized cast plaster as a substrate upon which to house my emulsified photographs commingled with layers of oil paint to create objects in which, according to one reviewer, it’s as if reality is shuddering and breaking apart.

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