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Selfie Evolution

14.00"W x 10.00"H x 3.0"D

$700 (Shipping Included)

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Melanie Kehoss


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: papercut, electricity, violet, purple, kodak, obama, narcissus, man ray, rembrandt, light

Media: light, plexiglass, gouache, hand-cut paper on wood

Size: 14"W x 10"H x 3"D

Year Created: 2017

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This light box explores the human need to replicate the self, from Narcissus and his reflection, to Man Ray and his art photography. The ubiquity of cell phones has led to the need for new vocabulary, as illustrated by Obama's notorious "selfie" moment. A pattern inspired by early Kodak camera design frames each tableau. LEDs illuminate the artwork, which comes with a power adapter and extension cable. Varnished surface can be cleaned with a soft cloth.

I earned a BA in art at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, and an MFA from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. For two years I taught foundations art at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI, while working on public art in Madison and Milwaukee. I moved to Irvine, CA in 2010, where I worked as a full time artist and member of Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. I currently live in the DC area and teach at Arlington Arts Center and US Arts Center. I am VP of Membership for the Guild of American Papercutters and founder of Greater Westover Studio Tour. My work has appeared in over ninety solo and group exhibits throughout the country.

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