DPI Alum Paul Mpagi Sepuya exhibits at Yancey Richardson Gallery

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017

 Mirror Study (_Q5A3505), 2016, by Paul Mpagi Sepuya

DPI Alum Paul Mpagi Sepuya ('04) will present his debut solo exhibition Figures, Grounds and Studies at the Yancey Richardson Gallery beginning February 2. 

Sepuya's work deals with sexuality and desire, frequently incorporating self-portraiture and references to the artist's previous work. The fragmented images reject digital maniuplation in favor of in-camera effects, using mirrors to collapse and distort physical space. Sepuya has stated that this technique “…allows me to hold, within the studio, all material as potential. Each enters into the frame of another within a chain of productions, revision, destruction and re-production.”

Sepuya graduated from the Tisch Department of Photography and Imaging in 2004 and recieved his MFA from UCLA in 2016. His work has been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Carnegie Museum of Art.

Paul's work can also be seen in concurrent group exhibitons at Sikkema Jenkins Gallery through February 18 and Callicoon Fine Arts through February 19.