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Featured Artist Series Ekphrastic Showcase

Padyn Humble
poem by Aoife Smith

rode hard n put away wet

Faux wood paneling, leather belt, found image, epoxy clay, carved foam, paper mache, mirror paint, Wyoming quarter, resin.

Padyn Humble is a sculptor and installation artist from Montana whose practice reinterprets the intention and nuances of our cultural symbols to establish meaning with a queer perspective. Inspiration stems from various influences like old country music, cartoons, pop culture, kitsch, and “masculine” aesthetics. He has been an active artist since 2014 and is currently working in Berlin, Germany. He earned his MFA in May 2022 and was awarded International Sculpture Center’s ‘Outstanding Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture’ and was featured in Sculpture Magazine. Summer of 2023 he will be a resident at Wassaic Project in New York State.

aoife (he/they) is a queer poet and fiber artist living in Brooklyn. His work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Gasher Journal, Muzzle Magazine, Death Rattle/Oroboro Lit, and elsewhere. Aoife is an MFA candidate at Columbia University and reader for The Columbia Journal. They are a member of ACT UP NY.

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