Thursday, July 25, 2013
Since Oasa DuVerney received her MFA from Hunter College in 2011 her work has primarily consisted of video performance as well as graphite drawings on paper. Her piece, Fidel 638 Times
is currently installed in our group show: Crossing the Line, Contemporary Drawing and Artistic Processes. The piece is a series of 638 cropped portraits, each graphite on paper, and all done from a single photograph of Castro. Oasa found this image from an article about the many unsuccessful assassination attempts the US made against Castro.
Throughout her work, Oasa means to portray societies collective aggression often through the display of consumerist culture. With this piece she was interested in the large number of failed assassination attempts paired with the obsessive amount of drawings.
Take a look at her video:
Oasa Duverney – Crossing the Line from Mixed Greens on Vimeo.