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The Look / The Seen by Jedediah Morfit

Posted on July 18 2017

Jed Morfit at Paradigm Gallery

Paradigm Gallery + Studio Presents:
The Look / The Seen by Jedediah Morfit
July 28 - September 16, 2017

Friday, July 28th • 5:30pm - 10:00pm

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Friday, August 25th • 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays • 12:00pm – 6:00pm
And 7 days a week by appointment: / (267)266-0073

Paradigm Gallery + Studio / 746 S. 4th Street, 1st Floor / Philadelphia, PA 19147

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ARTIST STATEMENT | My work explores, updates, and subverts the history of figurative and decorative sculpture to better reflect contemporary experience. While the detailed rendering, flat colors, and polished surfaced may reference the aesthetics of architectural plaster, Wedgwood pottery, gutta-percha cameos, or marble busts, the content is decidedly less genteel. In my sculpture, these cultural signifiers of wealth and good taste are infiltrated by images of cartoon violence, frenzied consumption, and clenched anxiety. This contradictory territory; where beautiful images and carefully constructed surfaces conceal desperate realities, is central to in world I inhabit, and (in response) reflected in what I create.

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BIO | Jedediah Morfit received his MFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2005, where was awarded the Sylvia Leslie Herman Young Scholarship and the Award Of Excellence. He was a Fellow at the Center For Emerging Visual Artists from 2007-2009, and received a New Jersey Council On the Arts Fellowship for sculpture in 2009. He received the Louise Kahn Award for Sculpture from the Woodmere Art Museum in 2006, and was awarded the Dexter Jones Award for Bas Relief from the National Sculpture Society in 2011 and 2012. In 2013, he was commissioned to create a series of new work for Artlantic:Wonder, which was named one of the 50 best public art projects in the Public Art Network’s Year in Review. His work has been shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions, and featured in The New York Times, Sculpture Review, Artnews and American Craft Magazine, as well as on NJTV’s State Of the Arts. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and three (count ‘em, three) children.

Instagram: @JedMorfit // @ParadigmGS
Twitter: @ParadigmGS

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Jed Morfit