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Robert Seydel: A Short History of Portraiture

Robert Seydel’s A Short History of Portraiture (1994-97) is a collection of some 200 Polaroid transfer montages. Focused on the face as a figure of the double, Seydel’s imagery is idiosyncratic in the best sense of the word: his multi-layered portraits of real and fictional characters are not renderings of the canonical faces we might expect to […]

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Fall opening reception: ‘A Short History of Portraiture’

HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE ART GALLERY Wednesday September 18, 2019, 5-7pm Join us for refreshments, opening remarks from curator Sura Levine and special guest Gail Seydel, alongside information about exhibition-related fall programming at the official opening of A Short History of Portraiture: Robert Seydel. Image: Robert Seydel, 1695: Portrait of a Man with Pinned Moth,  photomontage  

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‘Collagist as Collector: Voyeurism from Cornell to Seydel’ by Nathan Rubinfeld

HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE ART GALLERY THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2019, 5-6PM Alum artist and writer Nathan Rubinfeld (09F) – once taught by Robert Seydel – will discuss Seydel’s work in the context of his collecting practices and in relation to other major collagists.  The short talk will be followed by a Q&A and refreshments. Image courtesy of […]

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