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There is a tremendous cave on the coast of Kauai where stumbling tourists willingly disappear into the cave's darkness, illuminating their way with cigarette lighters. I wanted to recreate the memory of that scene with Cave Dwellers. Most of my paintings are begun from experience, from the elements of a memory. Sometimes I like to let the specific elements of those experiences repeat in a new work, allowing them to simplify or clarify something from a moment. However, lately things have ended up more visually complex, with more people, more intense landscapes and more layering.
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Rachell Sumpter grew up in the suburbs of San Francisco. Swayed and beguiled by nature, she travels throughout the West Coast of the U.S. to find relics of inspiration. Sumpter's work has been exhibited worldwide, including at Jack Hanley (SF), Allston Skirt (Boston), Richard Heller (Los Angeles), Sunday L.E.S. (NY), OCMA and LACMA, and has been featured in the Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Mean, Giant Robot, ArtWeek and McSweeney's Issue 24.
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- Hand-crafted black or white wooden frame, fitted with UV plexi
- White, archival, Made-to-Measure Mat. Your artwork will either be matted or floated depending on artist’s specifications. Note: Artwork 24”x 36” & larger will be framed to edge (no mat).
- Expertly finished with hanging wires, protective backing archival sleeve for certificate of authenticity, and wall-friendly footers.
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