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Andrew Saftel: Where Water Meets Land

Andrew Saftel
Left: Circular Road Dhaka, digital C-Print, 30” x 40”
Right: Net Repair, digital C-Print, 30” x 40”

December 9, 2014 - March 1, 2015
Concourse C, Across from Gates 10 and 13
Andrew Saftel was raised in Rhode Island. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis on Printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute. In the mid 1980s, he relocated to Knoxville, Tenn., set up a studio and continued to make paintings on wood panels that were inspired by the carved and stained woodblocks from printing projects at the Experimental Workshop in San Francisco. He is the recipient of an Individual Artist Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission and was selected to travel to Israel as part of a Tennessee/Israel Art Exchange. He was invited to Bangladesh in 2010 to teach and exhibit under a U.S. Embassy Dhaka Visual Arts Initiative.
Artist’s Statement: Where Water Meets Land
“Following my art has brought me to unexpected places and allowed me to meet some of the most interesting and creative people in the world. Being invited to Bangladesh to spend a month among artists and a population of the warmest people imaginable was an unsurpassable experience. What I saw and felt there will be with me for the rest of my life. What I experienced 360 degrees around me drove me to attempt to capture as much as I could by the most expedient means: a camera. Having grown up on the ocean in Rhode Island, water has been a constant theme in my work. It connects us all to each other. In Bangladesh, where the effects of global warming are quite evident, it is an increasingly important element. The places where water meets land are in flux.”
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