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New Work: (more) The Thing

The Thing (Fragment #2) from Wes Stitt on Vimeo.

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New Work: “Untitled” and “Prop”

Untitled, April 2015. Axe, drywall, latex paint. Prop, April 2015. Cane, gilding wax, steel rod. After several years working almost exclusively with photography and digital video, I found myself wanting to make something really present in a space. So, after hiding in … Continue reading

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A Few Minutes with Tom

I’d like to make a sort of documentary or portrait of my classmate Tom Boram. He seems wary, but potentially willing. I spent a little while with him in his studio this morning before class, and shot a bit of … Continue reading

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A Fragment…

…from an alternative history of art: “But imagine if the ancient Greeks hadn’t discovered their miraculous technique for powder-coating marble, light-fast and resistant to the elements, what a somber and colorless affair might Neoclassicism have been…”

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Pop!

An aesthetic event that I’ve been anxiously awaiting since I was a boy has finally happened, and somehow it took nearly six months for me to notice. The 1966 Batman television series is commercially available, uncut and remastered, for the … Continue reading

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Art of the Western World

I’ve been reconnecting lately with my childhood hero, Michael Wood. His documentaries, especially “In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great,” were a major influence on my decision to study history, and also on my love of documentary film. I’ve been … Continue reading

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New Work: The Pump

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New Work: The Thing

The Thing (Fragment #1) from Wes Stitt on Vimeo.

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Photographers

Thinking about the work of August Sander, after a class trip to the Hirshhorn museum last week.

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Modern/Contemporary

As I enter the Baltimore Museum of Art on a frigid winter afternoon, my first stop is at the coat check. While the young woman behind the counter hangs my coat, I notice a laminated sheet of blue paper lying … Continue reading

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