Double Dancer

Denise Kupferschmidt


10 x 13 inches
Edition: 35 of 99
Provenance: Shandaken Project
Acquired: 2013

Denise Kupferschmidt’s limited edition for the Shandaken Project shows a mirrored set of her signature figures. These genderless, dancerly forms echo the “primitive” referents of high Modernism, for instance paleolithic venuses or West African masks. Kupferschmidt is interested in the medatitive and reductive aspects of classic caligraphy, and applies those philosophies to her figures. Trained as a printmaker, this is her first silkscreen edition. Similar figures were used in her 2012 mural for BAM.