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painted portraits of young people on a white wall
Young Americans
October 1, 2020 - January 3, 2021

Vesna Kittelson’s work has been defined by issues around her being an immigrant, traveler and a painter. Consequently, her art mines a range of themes from pure abstraction to war art to portraits.

YOUNG AMERICANS is an open-ended project consisting of portraits of young people ages 20-30. Kittelson is interested in young people because they abandon old ideas about identity in contemporary America and replace them with tolerance for each other’s differences. They do it with admirable and believable ease. She continues to be fascinated by young people's attitude toward self definition, love and politics.

Young Americans is on view in the Fisch Gallery through January 3, 2021.

Above image: Installation view at of Young Americans at WAM. Photo by Rik Sferra.