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Artist: Alison Veit (1989 – )
Date: 2014
21st century
Dimensions: 16 x 12 in. (406.4 x 304.8 mm)
Dimensions Extent: overall
Object Type: Painting
Creation Place: North America, United States
Medium and Support: Hydrocal plaster and ink
Credit Line: Gift of Joshua D. Rogers Collection, 2022.
Accession Number: 2022.25.01
On View: Bellarmine Hall Galleries

"This hybrid work is fashioned from ink on hydrocal plaster, so it has both an object quality and a delicate surface due to the interaction of the materials. It comes from a body of work she showed in 2015 at Room East gallery in New York titled “Say it with a Black Rose” and was accompanied by the following poem:

slavish me

slavishly, she surrendered
to what felt like imminent doom,
imminent death

she waited once
for it to change
for it to pass

but it seems that that which is imminent
will always occur, and slavish me
how I envy her"
-Museum Exchange Catalogue


Fairfield University Art Museum, Fairfield, Connecticut, In Their Element(s): Women Artists Across Media, April 21-July 15, 2023


Artist's Collection; Private Collection; 2022 gift to the Fairfield University Art Museum.


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Utility gypsum cement used in a variety of art applications such as casting.

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