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David Teeple

David Teeple "Sitting in the Brandywine River behind Andrew Wyeth's studio in Chadds Ford PA circa 1975"
" Sitting in the Brandywine River behind Andrew Wyeth's studio in Chadds Ford PA circa 1975 "

Northampton, MA

"Sitting in the Brandywine River behind Andrew Wyeth's studio in Chadds Ford PA circa 1975"

Website: www.davidteeple.com

Artist's Statement

"A river is elusive: ever shifting, always moving and in a constant state of flux. Is a river the water it contains, or the channel through which it flows, or is it essentially a self-replicating memory?

The artwork recalls a moment in my past when I hiked from my home to the Brandywine River. A lazy summer afternoon, I swam downstream and ended up sitting on a rick in the riverb ehind the stone home and studio of Andrew Wyeth, wondering what works were being painted.

My research and art making is formally centered around water - as a model for a complex system of relationships, and as a formal device, to explore ideas of perception, science and technology, light, transparency, duration, frequency, containment, memory, fluidity, and the human condition. How we form our stories and how our actions affect the ever-taxed bio-system. I am building a 'liquid map' to mark my own prcess and evolution specifically, and to articulate systems think in general. Each sculpture, drawing, photogrpah, video and installation, acts not only as a mnemonic device, but also as an individual component of a larger structure and study, as I assemble a body of work that covers an increasing range contexts."

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40 local artists and designers creatively paint, decorate, cut, drill, and embellish 40 chairs. The exhibition culminates in a fundraising party and silent auction of the chairs on February 28, 2016. Exhibition runs January 27 – February 28, 2016

Elizabeth Stone "CORSIT"

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Douglas Thayer "Big Joe's other Brother"


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Join us as we close this exhibition with a silent auction of these amazing works of art.

Sunday, February 28, 2016
5–7:30 p.m.

University Museum of Contemporary Art

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The evening includes sumptuous edible creations by award-winning UMass Catering Services, music by UMass’ finest musicians, and a beer and wine cash bar.

Did you find the chair of your dreams?
Be sure to attend and do some bidding!

Proceeds from this event will support the University Museum of Contemporary Art, an important educational resource for our community