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I See You, We All See You
Letterpress print on paper
8" x 13"
Pineapple Trade Blank Cards
These blank cards were illustrated and printed by Tammy Nguyen, director of Passenger Pigeon Press. These images are some small visual thoughts related to a larger body of work on migration, labor, and Orientialism. To see more of her work: www.tammy-nguyen.com.
"In I See You, We All See You carved eyes make infinite the idea that this is not the only body looking back at the viewer, but all the other bodies that occupy a similar physical space are also looking back. It is a carved wooden panel. Carved eyes adorn the entire bust very similar to a cross contour. The title reminds us that these eyes are not just eyes adoring this particular body, but these are eyes of ancestors, the eyes people dreamt, the eyes of alternate histories, the eyes that populate multiple spaces that have been occupied by this body for infinity. Part of the limitation, part of drawing, part of the graphic sensibility of the work comes from trying to pare down these terms so that the only thing my viewer has to engage with is this figure returning multiple gazes.”
— Didier William
Didier William is originally from Port-au-prince Haiti. He received his BFA in painting from The Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University School of Art. His work has been exhibited at the Bronx Museum of Art, The Fraenkel Gallery, Frederick and Freiser Gallery, and Gallery Schuster in Berlin. He was an artist in residence at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation in Brooklyn, NY and has taught at Yale School of Art, Vassar College, Columbia University, and SUNY Purchase. He currently lives and works in Philadelphia PA, where he serves as the Chair of the MFA Program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.