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Drew Pavelchak

Staple Approach

2009

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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A stapler and sheets of paper flutter and vibrate as they approach the moment of their intended unification. Never quite making it though, the time before that moment is instead emphasized: slowing it down, reversing it, and drawing it out into an infinitely long state of anticipation.

Exhibition

Gestures 13: July 24, 2009 – January 10, 2010
About The Artist

Drew Pavelchak is an artist primarily interested in using stop-motion animation and kinetic sculpture to personify found objects. He received his BFA in 2003 from Carnegie Mellon University, with a concentration in Electronic and Time-Based work. He has exhibited in Pittsburgh’s SPACE and Future Tenant galleries, the Best of Pittsburgh show in the 2007 Three Rivers Arts Festival, and the 2008 Pittsburgh Biennial. His animations have also been a part of two traveling shows that toured across the country: Slow-Dance Recyttal in 2004 and CARTUNE XPREZ in 2006. In 2007 he received a Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

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