Artwork / Subjective / Partner

David Vanadia
Becca Bernstein and Gwenn Seemel
Partner
2010 and 2009
acrylic on wood and canvas
36 x 60 inches (combined dimensions)

As I was working to complete my paintings for Subjective at the end of 2009, I ended up having an emergency surgery to diagnose and treat my endometriosis, and my half of this diptych was one of the pieces I had difficulty finishing before the first exhibition of the show. I struggled with having to depict my body because, at the time, I was feeling so betrayed by it. I painted this self-portrait after my second endo surgery a few years later.

painterly portrait
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painterly portrait
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