The center for Performance Research
A new work by Katherine Maxwell
In collaboration with Wardell Milan & Rowan Spencer
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The proceeds from print sales will go directly to supporting Hivewild’s upcoming premiere, PRISM in collaboration with Wardell Milan.
About A Summer’s Afternoon
This print edition was made in 2017 during Wardell Milan’s Von Hesse Artist Residency with master printer Amanda D’Amico at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The prints were made with an offset press. Oftentimes, Milan’s process stems from words, sentences from an essay, hooks from a song, or a novel that generates a desire to experiment with how these words could translate visually. Most of Milan’s work is thus part memoir, part meditation, and part analysis—fusing together his personal life, historic events, and contemporary artistic production, while also birthing something new.
Recently, Milan’s process has been inspired by the color blue, the music of Nina Simone, Nas, Kendrick Lamar, and Miles Davis as well as artistic works by Maggie Nelson and Joan Mitchell among others.