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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    Sheree Hovsepian

    Born 1974, Isfahan, Iran

    1999 BFA/BA University of Toledo, Ohio
    2002 School of the Institute of Chicago

    Selected exhibitions: Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago (2018); The Drawing Center, New York (2017); Brooklyn Academy of Music (2016); Gallery 44, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto (2013); Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago (2011, 2015, 2018)
    Selected honors: Residency, Drawing Center, New York (2016); Artist in Residence, The Banff Centre, Canada (2015); Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto (2014)
    Selected public collections
    : Art Institute of Chicago; The Bronx Museum; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Spertus Museum, Chicago; The Studio Museum in Harlem

    Made with silver gelatin photographs and nylon, Swell is a multimedia work by Sheree Hovsepian. Combining photographs of anatomical fragments with stretched nylon fabric, she creates textured fields that suggest arching landscape-like forms with a literal and figurative feminist overlay. Discussing her process, Hovsepian explains: “I feel an urge to work with my hands in an additive process as opposed to the way I see straight photography. I approach materials from a kind of naïve perspective that I experience as very freeing and in contrast to photography, which is more about precision and control.”



signed, titled and dated on the reverse
gelatin silver prints collage and nylon, in artist's frame
25 x 21 1/8 x 4 in. (63.5 x 53.7 x 10.2 cm.)
Executed in 2018.

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NOMEN: American Women Artists from 1945 to Today

New York Selling Exhibition 19 June - 3 August 2019