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Joseph Seipel

Exhibiting in the upstairs galleries, Joseph Seipel presents mixed media work inspired by his recent travels to Cuba. Each piece begins as a photograph, which he adheres onto foam board, then digitally and physically manipulates. He transforms the two-dimensional photographs into sculptural objects by building up paint and gypsum or cutting out specific blocks and lines within the scene, sometimes extending the image beyond its frame.

Seipel received his BS in Art from University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1970 and MFA at the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute in 1973. Taking roots in Richmond in 1974, he is now recognized as one of the city’s most influential arts advocates and educators. Seipel has dedicated 40 years to VCUarts, beginning in 1974 as a Sculpture Professor, later becoming Chair of the Sculpture Department in 1985, Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in 2001, and eventually Dean of the School of Arts in 2011 until 2016. Currently, he is the Interim Director of VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art. Seipel has exhibited nationally and internationally, including venues in Virginia, Peru, Milan, Italy, New York, and Washington, D.C.

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Joseph Seipel, El Rincon (Chamaguey, Cuba), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint and hydrocal, 22.25 x 33.5 inches
Joseph Seipel, Carry On, 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint and hydrocal, 19 x 19 inches
Joseph Seipel, Pink Cadillac (Havana, Cuba), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint and hydrocal, 21 x 25 inches
Joseph Seipel, Moroccan Rugs (Morocco), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint and hydrocal, 24.5 x 18.5 inches
Joseph Seipel, Black Holes with Dyed Yarn (Rabat, Morocco), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint and hydrocal, 24.5 x 18.5 inches
Joseph Seipel, Black Shadows (Santa Clara, Cuba), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint, 14.5 x 19 inches
Joseph Seipel, Tile Floor with Changes (Rabat, Morocco), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint and Flex Seal, 17 x 14.5 inches
Joseph Seipel, Grocery Store with Back Room #1 (Camaguey, Cuba), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint and hydrocal, 21 x 25 inches
Joseph Seipel, Hand on a Wall (Santa Clara, Cuba), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint and hydrocal, 21 x 25 inches
Joseph Seipel, Yellow Wagon with Tourist (Cuba), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint and hydrocal, 14.5 x 19 inches
Joseph Seipel, Face on Blue Wall, (Santa Clara, Cuba), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint and hydrocal, 21 x 25 inches
Joseph Seipel, Morocco Banquet (Rabat, Morocco), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint, 17.5 x 23 inches
Joseph Seipel, Man Pooping Money, 2018, inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly board, with ceramic and acrylic paint, 23.75 x 21 x 8.25 inches
Joseph Seipel, Medina Burro (Fez, Morocco), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint and hydrocal, 18 x 24.5 inches
Joseph Seipel, Tile Works (Fez, Morocco), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint, 24.25 x 18.75 inches
 
Joseph Seipel, El Rincon (Chamaguey, Cuba), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint and hydrocal, 22.25 x 33.5 inches
Joseph Seipel, Carry On, 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint and hydrocal, 19 x 19 inches
Joseph Seipel, Pink Cadillac (Havana, Cuba), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint and hydrocal, 21 x 25 inches
Joseph Seipel, Moroccan Rugs (Morocco), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint and hydrocal, 24.5 x 18.5 inches
Joseph Seipel, Black Holes with Dyed Yarn (Rabat, Morocco), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint and hydrocal, 24.5 x 18.5 inches
Joseph Seipel, Black Shadows (Santa Clara, Cuba), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint, 14.5 x 19 inches
Joseph Seipel, Tile Floor with Changes (Rabat, Morocco), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint and Flex Seal, 17 x 14.5 inches
Joseph Seipel, Grocery Store with Back Room #1 (Camaguey, Cuba), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint and hydrocal, 21 x 25 inches
Joseph Seipel, Hand on a Wall (Santa Clara, Cuba), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint and hydrocal, 21 x 25 inches
Joseph Seipel, Yellow Wagon with Tourist (Cuba), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint and hydrocal, 14.5 x 19 inches
Joseph Seipel, Face on Blue Wall, (Santa Clara, Cuba), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint and hydrocal, 21 x 25 inches
Joseph Seipel, Morocco Banquet (Rabat, Morocco), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint, 17.5 x 23 inches
Joseph Seipel, Man Pooping Money, 2018, inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly board, with ceramic and acrylic paint, 23.75 x 21 x 8.25 inches
Joseph Seipel, Medina Burro (Fez, Morocco), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint and hydrocal, 18 x 24.5 inches
Joseph Seipel, Tile Works (Fez, Morocco), 2018, Inkjet print on archival paper on laminated poly-board, with acrylic paint, 24.25 x 18.75 inches