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B.A.S.E.

Boycott Annual Student Exhibition

B.A.S.E.

September 10 - October 22, 2020
 

B.A.S.E., which stands for Boycott Annual Student Exhibition, is an exhibition and fundraiser in response to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Annual Student Exhibition. Composed of recent MFA, BFA and Certificate graduates, B.A.S.E. is a reaction to PAFA’s administration censoring faculty and staff who signed a petition for Philly Arts in support of Black Lives Matter.  B.A.S.E is  a show of solidarity to students, faculty, and alumni who are demanding that the PAFA Board of Trustees restructure their leadership and addresses its own white supremacist and patriarchal history. A complete and detailed list of demands made by PAFA students and alumni can be found at www.changeatpafa.com

 

The Annual Student Exhibition is framed as a monumental time for students at PAFA. The ASE at PAFA is the largest fundraiser PAFA holds each year, with member preview tickets going as high as 25,000 and bringing in over 1million dollars to the school. The participating and boycotting PAFA students of the class of 2020 have taken many avenues of protest, such as drafting letters, creating off campus exhibitions, or marking their works as “not for sale” so as to financially distance themselves from PAFA. B.A.S.E. acts in support of students, faculty, staff and alumni who demand that the PAFA Board of Trustees support Black Lives Matter, create an anti-racist environment within the insitution and defund the police by removing board members who have police affiliations.  We will continue to promote this cause by donating a percentage of all sold works to BIPOC and LGBTQIA-POC organizations. 

 

Special Thanks to the Anna Zorina Gallery for supporting our protest.

ARTIST PORTRAIT

AUTUMN CASEY

Autumn Casey (b. 1987, Dallas) draws on the ambiguity of personal memory and pop-cultural ephemera, tochallenge and question her subjectivity against the world at large. Her practice, which moves from sculpture to collage, as well as video and performance, considers the history of the found object and assemblage-redeploying existing materials or moments in unexpected, idiosyncratic ways.

Proceeds from artist's sales benefit the Black Art Futures Fund

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AUTUMN CASEY, Something you feel, 2020. Collage, paint and resin on wood 48 x 48 inches. INQUIRE

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AUTUMN CASEY
A friend like me (Lamp), 2020
collected porcelain clowns, plaster, plastic arm, light bulb, umbrella,
beads, fabric, string, paint, wire, chain, stand, and resin
22 x 29 x 75 inches

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AUTUMN CASEY
A friend like me (detail), 2020
collected porcelain clowns, plaster, plastic arm, light bulb, umbrella,
beads, fabric, string, paint, wire, chain, stand, and resin
22 x 29 x 75 inches

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AUTUMN CASEY
Just Some Random Clown Bust, 2020
found play Mobil head, plaster, paint, resin and a tie
8 x 12 x 24 inches

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AUTUMN CASEY
Sad Sunflower (Lamp), 2020
metal frame, plaster, wire, mesh, paint, resin, and a light bulb. Plugs in to power outlet.
8 x 17 x 26 inches

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VICTORIA DAVIS

Victoria Davis is a contemporary feminist mixed-media artist exploring the uncanny through work that mines identity, domestic space, and the body. Victoria received her BFA from Tyler School of Art and Architecture and her MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Victoria lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.

Proceeds of artist's sales benefit Philadelphia Black Giving Circle

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VICTORIA DAVIS, Things that are Worthless Yet Still Hold Great Value, 2020, ceramic, wire, found objects. 42 x 36 x 12 inches. INQUIRE

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VICTORIA DAVIS
Things that are Worthless Yet Still Hold Great Value (alternate view), 2020
ceramic, wire, found objects
42 x 36 x 12 inches

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VICTORIA DAVIS
2020 Commemorative Plates, Migration and Hot Spots, 2020
pit fired ceramic, underglaze, iron oxide, salt
6 x 18 x 1 inches

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VICTORIA DAVIS
2020 Commemorative Plates, Transmissions and Movement, 2020
pit fired ceramic, underglaze, iron oxide, salt
6 x 18 x 1 inches

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VICTORIA DAVIS
Skin, 2020
ceramic and wire
70 x 18 x 0.5 inches

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AARON FELTMAN

Aaron Feltman (b. 1998. New York, United States) received a BFA and Certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and has participated in the 2019 Yale Norfolk Summer Residency. In his work, he utilizes color as an attracting force to seduce the viewer into conversations of desire, longing, and repression.

Proceeds from artist's sales benefit the ACLU

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AARON FELTMAN, You're young and beautiful and sexy and hey, the guy's only human, 2020. oil on linen 36 x 64 inches. INQUIRE

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AARON FELTMAN
Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller, 2020
oil on linen
36 x 64 inches

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​AARON FELTMAN
My foot didn't even pop, 2020
oil on linen
36 x 64 inches

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AARON FELTMAN
Peekaboo,​ 2020
oil on linen
54 x 36 inches

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AARON FELTMAN
Trundle Bed​, 2020
Oil on Linen
40 x 35 inches

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LILY FURNISS

Lily Furniss’s (b. 1995, Chicago, IL) practice focuses on recalling the psychological experiences of growing up in a family full of political party ties. In her drawings, she is interested in how class, hegemony, and ideology affect narrative and the ability to remember memories.

Proceeds from artist's sales benefit Assata's Daughters

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LILY FURNISS, BACK OFF CUCK!!! 2019. charcoal, graphite, and pastel on paper, 60 x 40 inches. INQUIRE

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LILY FURNISS
Heifer, 2018
Charcoal, graphite, and pastel on paper
40 x 30 inches

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LILY FURNISS
Thank U 4 Protecting Our Property :), 2020
Mixed media drawing on paper on panel
14 x 18 inches

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LILY FURNISS
Nanny’s Backyard, 2018
Charcoal and graphite on paper on panel
30 x 40 inches

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LILY FURNISS
Fundraiser’s Thanksgiving, 2018
Charcoal and graphite on paper
30 x 40 inches

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SARA HAVEKOTTE

Sara Havekotte (1991, Pittsburgh PA) received her MFA from PAFA and her Undergraduate degree from MICA. Sara explores femininity and trauma. What is it like to grow up in the body of a woman when you don’t feel like one? What does it mean when abuse takes your body, and perhaps, your gender from you? And what does it look like, when you have to start coming back to it?

Proceeds from artist's sales benefit the National Black Disability Coalition

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SARA HAVEKOTTE A Weaving About Time and Pain, 2019, yarn and fabric, 30 x 30 inches. INQUIRE

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SARA HAVEKOTTE
Wrapped Hands, 2019
Plaster and cloth
10 x 15 x 12 inches

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SARA HAVEKOTTE
Notes From the Dye Book, Pages 1 & 2, 2020
Paper, thread, fabric, ink and found material
18 x 26 inches

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SARA HAVEKOTTE
The Artist With Her Hair and Boobs, The Artist in Friendship, 2020
Cotton, cloth, thread and fabric
18 x 30 inches

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SARA HAVEKOTTE
A Totem for My Grandma, 2019
Found object, hand-me-down mitten, cup and fabric
11 x 4 x 4 inches

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STACY KIKLIS, Untie your anchor, 2020 digital print, 12.5 x 9 inches. INQUIRE

STACY KIKLIS

Stacy Kiklis received her BFA from Syracuse University in 2019 and received her PostBaccalaureate Degree from PAFA 2020. Stacy’s practice is heavily influenced by poetry and theartist's own writings. In the studio, Stacy uses material, space and atmosphere to create worksthat reflect on youth and desire.


Proceeds from artist's sales benefit Campaign Zero

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STACY KIKLIS, She tells me what I want to hear, 2020. digital print, 12.5 x 9 inches. INQUIRE

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STACY KIKLIS, I do not know the distance, 2020. digital print, 12.5 x 9 inches. INQUIRE

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CLARE MCCARTHY

Clare McCarthy is a cartoonist and fine artist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her work, though consistent in its narrative con- tent, spans the gamut of media and format, from tiny sculpture and self-published comics to large scale painting. Years of study in the traditional fine arts combined with a passion for alternative comics have allowed her to synthesize a style that prioritizes humor and exaggeration without sacrificing the aes- thetics of traditional drawing techniques.

Proceeds from artist's sales benefit BLM-Philadelphia Chapter

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CLARE MCCARTHY, Ovoids of Heaven/Hell, 2020. powdered dyes and acrylic paint on ostrich egg, 4.5 x 6 inches. INQUIRE

CLARE MCCARTHY, Ovoids of Heaven/Hell, 2020. powdered dyes and acrylic paint on ostrich egg, 4.5 x 6 inches. INQUIRE

CLARE MCCARTHY, Ovoids of Heaven/Hell, 2020. powdered dyes and acrylic paint on ostrich egg, 4.5 x 6 inches. INQUIRE

CLARE MCCARTHY, Ovoids of Heaven/Hell, 2020. powdered dyes and acrylic paint on ostrich egg, 4.5 x 6 inches. INQUIRE

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CLARE MCCARTHY
Toothy Egg, 2020
Powdered dyes and acrylic paint on ostrich egg
4.5 x 6 inches

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CLARE MCCARTHY
Toothy Egg, 2020
Powdered dyes and acrylic paint on ostrich egg
4.5 x 6 inches

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CLARE MCCARTHY
Toothy Egg, 2020
Powdered dyes and acrylic paint on ostrich egg
4.5 x 6 inches

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CLARE MCCARTHY
Toothy Egg, 2020
Powdered dyes and acrylic paint on ostrich egg
4.5 x 6 inches

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CLARE MCCARTHY
Plague Egg, 2020
powdered dyes on chicken egg
2 x 1.5 inches

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CLARE MCCARTHY
Plague Egg, 2020
powdered dyes on chicken egg
2 x 1.5 inches

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CLARE MCCARTHY
My Sister Stands in My Mother's Basement, 2020
oil on canvas
60 x 42 inches

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CLARE MCCARTHY
Basement Nightmare, 2020.
oil on board
12 x 18 inches

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ARTIST PORTRAIT

NAOMI MOMOH

Naomi Momoh was born in Nigeria and is now based in Philadelphia. She is a sculpture artist with a focus on fiber art techniques and manipulations.
She was introduced to crotchet at eight years old and was surrounded by bright textiles in Nigeria, which influenced her interest in fibers and fabric.

Her work investigates the intersections between race and gender from the point of view of her childhood. Traumas experienced during her childhood, due to these chaotic intersections are expressed through - physical deconstruction of toys / poetic deconstruction of children’s literature / fabric printing / intuitive sewing.
Attempts to rebuild these memories and reconcile with her present. These memories are soft scraps / jagged soft forms colliding/ incomplete text that represent this cycle.

Proceeds from artist's sales benefit the GoFundMe Homeless Black Trans Women Fund

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NAOMI MOMOH, Dancing in a field on fire, 2019. felt, 46 x 36 inches. INQUIRE

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NAOMI MOMOH
Dancing in a field on fire (back view), 2019
felt
46 x 36 inches

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NAOMI MOMOH
Dancing in a field on fire (detail), 2019
felt
46 x 36 inches

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NAOMI MOMOH
Dancing in a field on fire, 2019. (Detail)
felt
46 x 36 inches

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ARTIST PORTRAIT

MORGAN OSBURN

Morgan Osburn creates ceremonies of disembodiment & dissection, remaking and reclaiming the body through assemblage & installation. Her tactile installations reflect on the intimate contact exchanged between two bodies.

She received her BFA and BA from Randolph College in 2018, and MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2020. Morgan currently teaches IB Art at West Charlotte High School.

Proceeds from artist's sales benefit the GoFundMe Homeless Black Trans Women Fund

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MORGAN OSBURN, Figure 3, 2019. clay, acrylic, pigment, 7 x 4 x 4 inches. INQUIRE

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MORGAN OSBURN
Sack, 2020
Found objects, plastic bags, paint, tape, fishing line, spotlight, and shadow
20 x 14 x 8 inches

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MORGAN OSBURN
Stare, 2019
Pipe-cleaners, push pins, and found object
site specific installation

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MORGAN OSBURN
Cloud, 2019
Found object, acrylic, cotton balls
3 x 3 x 3 inches

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MORGAN OSBURN
Helmet, 2019
Papier-mache, acrylic, & found objects
14 x 12 x 12 inches

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BETHANN PARKER

Bethann Parker (b. 1984, Pennsylvania, United States) attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and participated in the Certificate program at The Barnes Foundation. Her practice addresses polarities in self-conception through visionary pastoral narratives. Using thick impasto oil paint to build up conscious and unconscious memories, her work leaves a residue of social, domestic and spiritual tensions.

Proceeds of artist's sales benefit the Save The Historic Dox Thrash House Fund

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BETHANN PARKER, The Fox Hunt, 2019. oil, collage, crayon and wood on panel, 24 x 48 inches. INQUIRE

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BETHANN PARKER
Which Hunt, 2020
Oil on panel
12 X 16 inches

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BETHANN PARKER
Woman Wearing Mask, 2020
oil on linen
18 X 24

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BETHANN PARKER
Split Rails and Burning Bridges, 2020
oil on linen
16 x 20 inches

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BETHANN PARKER
Fly as High as Any Savior, 2019
oil on canvas
16 X 20 inches

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JULIA WAY RIX

Julia Way Rix (b. 1975, Pennsylvania) is a video, watercolor, and installation artist who recently completed an MFA at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She earned an M.Ed in Art Education from Tyler School of Art and has taught both adult and secondary students at community art centers as well as public schools. In her professional practice as a visual artist, she has exhibited her work at Borrelli’s Chestnut Hill Gallery, Abington Art Center, Montgomery County Community College Fine Arts Center, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Winterthur Museum, Wayne Art Center, Henry Gallery at Penn State Great Valley, Black Rock Center for the Arts in Maryland, Painted Bride Gallery and the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building. In 2018 she was Artist-in-Residence at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts. She is a Signature Member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society.

Proceeds from artist's sales benefit Campaign Zero

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MAURA RONCACE

Maura Roncace (b. 1995) is a Philadelphia based artist from Cherry Hill, NJ. Maura recently completed her Master of Fine Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In 2018, Maura received her BFA from the University of Pennsylvania. Maura is a multi-disciplinary artist exploring existentialism and themes around death and isolation. Throughout her career, Maura has shown her work in the Philadelphia area.

Proceeds from artist's sales benefit the Marsha P Johnson Institute

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MAURA RONCACE, Feast of One, 2020. oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches. INQUIRE

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MAURA RONCACE
Circle Jerk, 2020
oil on canvas
20 x 30 inches

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MAURA RONCACE
Our Father
oil on canvas
30 x 40 inches

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MAURA RONCACE
Untitled Landscape
oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches

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MAURA RONCACE
Yellow Landscape, 2020
oil on board
10 x 12 inches

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ARTIST PORTRAIT

STERLING SHAW

Sterling Shaw is a product of Philadelphia’s public school system. He entered the Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts in the year 2000 receiving his certificate in 2004. His work has been exhibited at The Painting Center New York, The Woodmere Art Museum, Delaware Center For Contemporary Art, Rosenfeld Gallery, The Main Line Art Center, Seraphin Gallery, Artists House Gallery and Gross McCleaf Gallery. Select prizes include: Woodmere Endowment Fund Memorial Prize 2012, The Betsy Meyer Memorial Prize 2006, William Emlen Cresson Memorial Travel Scholarship 2004. His work belongs to various private and public collections, including the permanent collection of The Woodmere Art Museum , the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts , and the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection. He is currently working from a studio in South Philadelphia.

Proceeds from artist's sales benefit Destiny's Dream Scholarship


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STERLING SHAW, Groping, 2019. acrylic, conte on paper, 30 x 22 inches. INQUIRE

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STERLING SHAW
Incarnating, 2019
acrylic, ink on panel
20 x 20 inches

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STERLING SHAW
Plague of Frogs, 2020
acrylic, charcoal on paper
40 x 46 inches

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STERLING SHAW
Alight, 2019
acrylic, charcoal, conte, ink on paper
42 x 50 inches

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STERLING SHAW
Self Portrait as Penitent, 2020
acrylic, charcoal, conte, ink on paper
40 x 42 inches

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SARAH TREHARNE

Sarah Treharne received her BFA from Rutgers University in 2014. In 2015 and 2017 she attended the summer intensive residency Chautauqua Institution. In the fall of 2016 Treharne was the recipient of the Emily Mason Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center. Last summer she participated in the New York Studio School’s drawing marathon. Treharne recently received her MFA at PAFA.

Proceeds from artist's sales benefit the Kentucky Reproductive Freedom Fund

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SARAH TREHARNE, Angel in the Kitchen, 2019. acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches. INQUIRE

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SARAH TREHARNE
A Bathroom Haunting, 2020
acrylic on canvas
44 x 34 inches

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SARAH TREHARNE
Killing the Angel, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
72 x 50 inches

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SARAH TREHARNE
Dodging the Patriarchy Like, 2019
acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches

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SARAH TREHARNE
Men Keep Explaining Things to Me, 2017
acrylic on canvas
40 x 50 inches

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TESS WEI

Tess Wei (b. 1995, Philadelphia, PA) is interested in lingering as an act of resistance in our fast, contemporary moment. Their work–ranging from painting and photography to sculpture and video–provides space for contemplation, (day)dreaming and rest. Tess’s favorite movie is Harold and Maude.

Proceeds from artist's sales benefit the Black Art Futures Fund

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TESS WEI, chords for 5 blinks, 2020. oil on panel, 24 x 30 inches. INQUIRE

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TESS WEI
a file on a cedar, 2019
oil on panel
24 x 30 inches

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TESS WEI
on to o, 2019
oil on panel
24 x 30 inches

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TESS WEI
a stethoscope for whistlers, 2019
oil on panel
24 x 30 inches

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PRESS


 

In Protest of School’s Actions During Black Lives Matter Demonstrations, Students Boycott Annual Show
HYPERALLERGIC
September 11, 2020
by Valentina Di Liscia

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PRESS

Citing School’s Response to BLM Protests, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Students Boycott Annual Show
ARTFORUM
September 11, 2020

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