Aaron T Stephan: To Borrow, Cut, Copy, and Steal

Portland artist Aaron T. Stephan is known for his take-offs from, and take-downs of, characteristic or "signature" gestures by artists throughout the American modern and contemporary canon. In his first solo exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art, part of our Circa series of exhibitions featuring contemporary artists, Stephan will present a suite of sculptural installation and recent prints that showcases his witty dialogue with the formalities of the art museum by making mischief with pedestals and architecture, and with the conventions of mass reproduction.

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August 14, 2014
Portland Museum of Art Presents the Work of Portland Artist Aaron T Stephan

This fall, the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) will present Aaron T Stephan: To Borrow, Cut, Copy, and Steal, Portland-based artist Aaron T Stephan’s first solo exhibition at the PMA. Stephan, who is known for his take-offs of familiar gestures by artists throughout the history of modern and contemporary art, will present four sculptural installations and a small selection of works on paper that convey his wit and his cheeky dialogue with the conventions and procedures of the art world. On view September 6, 2014 through February 8, 2015, To Borrow, Cut, Copy, and Steal is part of the PMA’s Circa series, which features the work of living artists from Maine and beyond.