The Richmond Times-Dispatch profiled Joe Seipel in the weekend edition of the paper. Here is a quick excerpt:
Rabbits, beware. Joseph Seipel is headed back to the studio.
After a decades-long foray into the world of academic administration, the sculptor and conceptual artist is devoting himself again to the full-time work of creating. He’ll split his time between the two studios he has long maintained, one on West Main Street near his old office at Virginia Commonwealth University and the other near his home on Richmond’s North Side.
“I want to find some catharsis. Then I’ll start with new stuff.” – Joseph Seipel, a few weeks before he retired from VCUarts
The catharsis will come as Seipel works his way through decades’ worth of pieces, projects and ideas that began to linger after he became an administrator.
To see the full profile, head over to the Times-Dispatch website.
Photo: P. Kevin Morley / Times-Dispatch, “Joe Seipel, with his “Self Portrait with 71 Dead Rabbits.” Seipel will retire as the dean of the VCU School of the Arts.” June 18, 2016.