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In place #1

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In place #1

From the series In place

Reference

a7bc94ea

Year

2020

Medium

Paintings

Size

45.72 x 60.96 cm
18.00 x 24 in

Price

1750,00 €

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  • About the work

Medium: charcoal.

German philosopher G.F.W. Hegel teaches us there is truth in art and that art is a striking way in which we understand ourselves in a given historical moment. I believe the social function of my art practice lies in presenting truth as an important social form of self-awareness. As an artist and activist, my recent work is built on the practice of understanding the importance of my creative commitment as a source of potential change by generating public discourse on critical issues. 
Artist Statement

SELECTED PRESS:

KRZA National Public Radio-affiliated station in Alamosa, Colorado, Interview,  Exhibition: La Sierra, January 14, 2020
Lucy Gellman, Nasty Women Prove Sublime, Arts Paper, March, 11 2019
Brian Slattery, Nasty Women Get Divine, New Haven Independent, March, 5 2019
Ignacio Laguarda, “Artist Confronts ‘Shameful’ Slavery History”, Stamford Advocate, October 12, 2018
Rowen Gray, “Paper And Light”, Take, July 17, 2017
Susan Dunne, 'Thank You CT' Exhibit Curated By Its Artists, Hartford Courant, August 13, 2015
Truelian Lee, The News, November 14, 2014 thenews.choate.edu/article/art-review-shelby-head
Artists Set Up Shop to Benefit Yerwood Center. Stamford, CT - Published on September 14 2014 09:20:11 PM
Scott Gargan "FLA thanks state's artists" The Advocate Pulse, July 29, 2012
Leah Lopez Schmalz “Head and Shoulders above the Rest” The Source, April 13, 2005
Amy Barry Spotlight on the Arts” The Source, August, 2003
Shirley Gonzales “Spotlight” Pictorial Gazette, February 24, 1998
June E. Dee “Sticking to Her Own Ideas” The Hartford Courant, February 3, 1998
Sara Nakin “Museum Piece” The New Haven Advocate, September 4, 1997
Earl Killeen “Not So Scary Sculpture” The Shoreline Times, Spring 1995


About the Artist

1956 Bronxville, United States

Shelby Head been widely exhibited through solo and group exhibitions that include art fairs CONTEXT, New York and Art Palm Beach. Her recent work has been made possible through generous fellowship grants from A.R.T Fund, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, ASU Social Practice Residency sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, Vermont Studio Merit Grant, Connecticut Artist Fellowship Grant, and Jentel Artist Residency fellowship. Sculpture Space’s Review Panel and Board of Directors selected Head for their 2020 Artist in Residence program.

Head has extensive technical experience working as a professional mold maker and wax technician for Shidoni art foundry and she worked as a technician for sculptor Tom Otterness. She worked as project manager and model maker for stop-motion animated television commercials and music videos in New York City. Head is represented by Alvarez Gallery.

 

German philosopher G.F.W. Hegel teaches us there is truth in art and that art is a striking way in which we understand ourselves in a given historical moment. I believe the social function of my art practice lies in presenting truth as an important social form of self-awareness. As an artist and activist, my recent work is built on the practice of understanding the importance of my creative commitment as a source of potential change by generating public discourse on critical issues. 
Artist Statement


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About the Gallery

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Stamford, 96 Bedford St.

The Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery recently earned a citation from the State of Connecticut as one of the nation’s most innovative contemporary art galleries. With over 5,000 sq. feet of space, the gallery produces upwards of ten shows each year, from a stable of international, career artists. Established in 2009 by Fernando Luis Alvarez, the gallery is com...

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