Andrew Saftel
Andrew Saftel’s words are still hanging in the air as the drum roll begins. Standing in front of How Did We Get Here, a 2005 watercolor collage inspired by the evolution vs. intelligent-design debate, Saftel mentions that this is as outwardly political as his work gets. At that moment, the sound of a drum roll fills the air and a group of young children begins to sing The Star-Spangled Banner. “This is perfect,” Saftel says as an aside, while continuing to excavate verbally the layers of imagery in his painting…

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by MiChelle Jones

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