Hartford Re-visions Project I, II and III

  • Manuel Acevedo, Hartford Re-visions Project I, II and III, 2004, printed 2012, inkjet prints, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by William W.W. Parker, the R.P. Whitty Company and the Cooperating Committee on Architecture, 2013.53.1A-C, © 2004, Manuel Acevedo

Acevedo combines photography and drawing to proffer an ambivalent account of life in urban America. This triptych captures views of an abandoned lot in a Puerto Rican neighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut. To execute these works, the artist drew architecture-like structures on three versions of the same photograph and enlarged them to magnify their scale. Acevedo’s visionary constructions can appear optimistic, as if the lot were finally being repurposed. The structures can also look like high fences that separate this community from a more prosperous downtown seen in the distance.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013

Title
Hartford Re-visions Project I, II and III
Artist
Date
2004, printed 2012
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
images: 2040 in. (50.8101.6 cm) sheets: 2445 in. (61.0114.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase made possible by William W.W. Parker, the R.P. Whitty Company and the Cooperating Committee on Architecture

Mediums Description
inkjet prints
Classifications
Keywords
  • Cityscape – Connecticut – Hartford
Object Number
2013.53.1A-C
Palette
Linked Open Data
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