Midge Wattles

Midge is an artist and photographer based in New York City. She is originally from Kalamazoo, MI. She received her BFA in photography from The Rhode Island School of Design in 2012 where she participated in RISD’S European Honors Program in Rome. Based on her interests in art history and the origins of images, she uses photography as a tool for tracing a historical or personal lineage.

Beatrice After Reni

Beatrice After Reni

The Western Perspective

The Western Perspective

Portrait of the Artist

Portrait of the Artist

After Raphael

After Raphael

Replicare- (v.) to replicate, reply, repeat, answer counter, rejoin.

We are often introduced to art through photographs. Unlike the original work of art it depicts, the photograph becomes transparent and authorless; it is now an image or an object that you have seen before. By giving context to the replica, this work pays homage to the original as well as questions how we recognize art. Replica asks the viewer to play a visual game of recognition by reconstructing icons of Italian art history.

Atlas

Atlas

The Steps

The Steps

Giotto's Circle

Giotto’s Circle

Here/Now

Here/Now

Addition/Subtraction

Addition/Subtraction

For Emma

For Emma

Her

Her

Ascension

Ascension

Natura Morta

Natura Morta

To view more of Midge’s work, please visit her website.



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