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Virginia Maksymowicz
Philadelphia, PA
Website: www.tandm.us
Neighborhood: Bay Ridge



ARTIST STATEMENT: My goal as a visual artist is to create iconographies that can communicate ideas to a range of audiences. The imagery usually incorporates the human figure, most often the female figure. The ideas revolve primarily around social issues and are presented through narrative or metaphor. The materials range from handmade paper—used for its ability to mimic a variety of materials as well as its inherent connotation of fragility—to a special form of Fiberglas-reinforced plaster called Hydrocal FGR95, originally developed for architectural casting. I’ve tended to work in that somewhat peculiar niche between painting and sculpture called “relief.” In the late 1990s I began to treat the wall as an integral part of the meaning, that is, something more than merely a backdrop. My most recent installations further explore the link between the human body and architecture.
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  • Comparisons
    2015
    inkjet print on silk
    Pairings of formally and conceptually equivalent images of women, overlaid so that there is a shifting, visual interaction. Left - Comparison: Canephora (Etruscan Gallery, Vatican Museums, Rome, Ital

  • Comparisons
    2015
    inkjet print on silk
    Detail

  • Comparisons
    2015
    inkjet print on silk
    Detail

  • Comparisons
    2015
    inkjet print on silk
    Detail

  • Appiades: Villa Giulia
    2014
    mixed-media, hand-colored print

  • Appiades: Prati, Rome
    2014
    mixed-media, hand-colored print

  • Appiades: Villa Sciarra
    2014
    mixed-media, hand-colored print

  • Appiades: Villa d'Este
    2014
    mixed-media, hand-colored print

  • Caryatids in Five Books
    2012
    Hydrostone, Lazertran, wood and acrylic paint
    Book One Installation of books cast into Hydrostone and printed with photographs of caryatids and the words of Romanian poet, Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu.

  • Caryatids in Five Books
    2012
    Hydrostone, Lazertran, wood and acrylic paint
    Book Two

  • Caryatids in Five Books
    2012
    Hydrostone, Lazertran, wood and acrylic paint
    Book Three

  • Caryatids in Five Books
    2012
    Hydrostone, Lazertran, wood and acrylic paint
    Book Four

  • Caryatids in Five Books
    2012
    Hydrostone, Lazertran, wood and acrylic paint
    Book Five

  • House of Bread
    2009
    Hydrostone, Hydrocal FGR 95, Fiberglas/Resin
    Detail. A jumble of broken columns, toppled capitals, loaves of bread and a weeping woman, all rendered in the stark brittle whiteness of plaster, evokes the fragility of the structures that support h

  • House of Bread
    2009
    Hydrostone, Hydrocal FGR 95, Fiberglas/Resin
    Detail

  • Panis Angelicus
    2009/2012
    Hydrostone, Fiberglas/Resin
    Hollowed-out Corinthian capitals are transformed into cornucopiae overflowing with breads, among which are hidden a variety of tiny angels. Everything is presented in the same stark whiteness, blendin

  • Panis Angelicus
    2009/2012
    Hydrostone, Fiberglas/Resin
    Detail

  • Bones+Tools
    2015
    Hydrostone

  • Bones+Tools
    2015
    Hydrostone
    Detail

  • Bones+Tools
    2015
    Hydrostone
    Detail
 








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