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Denise Stewart-Sanabria

Artist Statement Submitted 2015

Denise Stewart-Sanabria
Artist Statement- plywood people drawings

These people are hyper-realist charcoal and pastel pencil drawings on birch plywood, cut out and free standing. They are arranged into installations of observers, participants, or placed in conceptual situations. The observers are free-standing, full scale people. They contemplate the goings on of the smaller scale participants, who are arranged into social groupings and mounted on wall shelves. Conceptual arrangements run the gamut from Quantum physics multi-verse situations to random crowds at arts events. Most of my models are sourced from gallery receptions. This replication of reality completes itself when the drawings return into a gallery space to interact with the community they were appropriated from.

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