Miami, FL & Washington, D.C. based artist Noel Kassewitz   |   noelkassewitz@gmail.com   |   © 2017 Noel Kassewitz

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ROCOCO REMASTERED, [2018 - ongoing]

How does an artist prepare for climate change?

Noel Kassewitz’s practice examines how a painter copes with a rapidly changing cultural and environmental landscape. Using experimental techniques that blur multiple boundaries—between painting and sculpture, passive and active object, and cultural artifact and survival tool—she works to examine this moment in time through the lenses of art history, rising social pressures, and commodified disaster preparedness. Her latest body of work, Rococo Remastered, delves into the historical clues left to us by the pastel-colored art movement that preceded France’s revolution and channels Miami’s never-ending pool parties to reinterpret the works for today’s audience.

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The Setting of the Sun, After Boucher

Acrylic on canvas, pool floats, bachelor doll, expanding marine foam, found net float, brass tacks

62 x 50 x 12 in., 2019

 

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The Abduction of Europa, After Coypel

Acrylic on canvas, pool floats, bachelor doll, expanding marine foam, found buoy, fisherman's identification tag,, brass tacks

36 x 60 x 12 in., 2019

 

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Sunsets No.1 - 6

Ink, pigment on synthetic sailcloth, eco-resin

24 x 18 x 1 in., 2019

 

[Available as Set or Individually]

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Study of a Putto

Acrylic on canvas, inflatable pool float, expanding marine foam, brass tacks

16 x 10 x 6 in., 2019

Documented floating in a resort pool in Cancun, Mexico

Set includes: painting and framed documentation photograph (8 x 10 in. photo in 18.5 x 18.5 in. frame)

 

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Frolicking Putti

Acrylic on canvas, inflatable pool float, expanding marine foam, brass tacks

24 x 20 x 6 in., 2019

Documented floating off of Miami Beach during Art Basel Miami 2019

Set includes: painting and framed documentation photograph (10 x 8 in. photo in 18.5 x 18.5 in. frame)

 

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Rococo Remastered: Sunset on the Empire

Specially adhered pigment on synthetic sailcloth, expanding marine foam, industrial straps, plastic buckles, wooden oars,

 40 x 60 x 7 in., 2018

Set includes: painting, framed documentation photograph ( 24"x18" archival print in 32"x26" frame), and video (2:03)

 

[In Public Collection, University of Maryland]

Artist Noel Kassewitz floating in Washin