Artwork / 2019
This year, I am doing some interesting exploring in my painting, inlcuding eleven portraits for a book that will come out next year and a miniseries of three paintings, but some of my work from 2017 has also come back into focus. For one thing, my 2017 series Empathetic Magic was exhibited in April at Lyceum Hall in Burlington, New Jersey, with the addition of two new portraits painted this year.
For another, one of my portraits of Trump made headlines in April when it was removed from a group exhibition at the Montclair Public Library in New Jersey and then later reinstalled.
“Our studio found itself much like a traffic jam, everyone gathering around to stare, mouths open, at [Seemel]’s work.”