David Seidman - The Ghost Girls

solo feature

August 4th - 29th, 2017

For his second Arch Enemy solo exhibition, The Ghost Girls brings together an anthology of female-driven stories from the past 150 years, each one self-contained within a single piece by the Philadelphia-based dark fantasy painter and illustrator.

David Seidman’s inspiration for this new collection is slightly different than some of his previous work. While in the past David has drawn inspiration and reference from the truly supernatural, like in his 2016 solo show, Rapture, The Ghost Girls is a collection of strange tales that took place in the real world, from Cora The Medium, to the Fox Sister’s and their role in influencing the birth of modern day spiritualism, to the show’s title piece, The Ghost Girl: a true story about a female workforce working in a factory for self-laminating radium based paint. At first, the women relished in the fact that their teeth, lips and even clothes would glow, but the radium was actually slowly poisoning them to the point that their bones would become brittle.  These women fought tirelessly in courts against corporations that disregarded employee safety in exchange for better profits, and their efforts continue to protect workers today. 

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David Seidman
"The Fox Sisters" (2017)
one-of-a-kind hand embellished 'digital original' painting
11 x 17"
$750
David Seidman
"The Ghost Girl" (2017)
one-of-a-kind hand embellished 'digital original' painting
16 x 20" framed to 18.5 x 22.5"
$800
David Seidman
"Kapralova The Composer" (2017)
one-of-a-kind hand embellished 'digital original' painting
13.5 x 23" framed to 17 x 27.5"
$850
David Seidman
"Cora The Medium" (2017)
one-of-a-kind hand embellished 'digital original' painting
15.5 x 15.5" framed to 17.5 x 17.5"
$750
David Seidman
"The Manifestion I: The Cat" (2017)
one-of-a-kind hand embellished 'digital original' painting
7.5 x 9.5" framed to 12 x 14"
$425
David Seidman
"The Manifestion II: The Moth" (2017)
one-of-a-kind hand embellished 'digital original' painting
7.5 x 9.5" framed to 12 x 14"
$425
David Seidman
"The Manifestion III: The Raven" (2017)
one-of-a-kind hand embellished 'digital original' painting
8.5" round framed to 13.5" round
$425
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