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Jason Seeley's Paintings at Hallwalls

Satire as a critical category is an abidingly useful concept enabling comparison, understanding, and insight. In Jason Seeley’s closely observed scenes, a contemplative mixture of empathy and chagrin, accomplished execution is not the question. His photo-mimetic subjects are painted starkly isolated in a vacant field of pristine white. He uses his family members as subjects to heighten a personal identification, but without sentimentality, allowing the viewer a sense of restrained engagement, in the way a magazine illustration in Psychology Today or The Atlantic is set off on an otherwise blank facing page with enough anchoring intensity to pull an inquiring reader into the accompanying article.

High School Photographers at Villa Maria

If the 2013 edition Villa Maria College juried high school photography exhibit had a title, it could be “Discovering.”

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