That I do still make stuff! I'm in this "students curate students" show at the MFA in Boston in September called Rerun, curated by this gal, also a fellow student and part of the December thesis group. There are nine or so of us - all printmakers of some variety - printing repeat pattern wallpaper that'll be installed in the MFA's Courtyard Gallery. The show's overarching theme has to do with advertising and repetition and mass media-generated imagery. I'm not totally sure what I'm going for in this work, but I chose a couple of stills from Marie Antoinette, specifically the part where she's reading the letter from her mother about how her brother and sister-in-law (I think) have, uh, already consummated their union. She's standing against some pretty ornate wallpaper and it's a moment in the film where she's almost completely blended into her new French surroundings (literally and figuratively), just before she begins to kind of redefine herself (or maybe just mature as she would've in Austria). Technically speaking, I'm separating the CMYK layers and shifting them, repeating them, and covering them, in some spots, with silhouettes and names. Hopefully those formal qualities and the nature of screenprinting will lend itself to ideas about the complexity of character...or something...I don't know. Here's a detail:

Anyway, I'm still working it out and I'm sure I'll blog more about it in the future, especially as I finish the work and the show nears. In the meantime, I've got a flight to catch. I'm headed to Vegas for a family reunion!

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