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.
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.” www.andrewsaftel.com
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