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Lydia Viscardi Art

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Lydia Viscardi is best known for her representational mixed media collages that combine highly detailed realistic painted and drawn imagery with flat shapes cut out from patterned papers and fabrics. Her work demonstrates a sustained interest in exploring the complex relationship between humans and animals. She is also fascinated with neuroscience and memory, particularly childhood memory, and how it informs adult identity. Viscardi mines her own childhood and past for potent experiences that she depicts with both humor and an uneasiness that creates psychological tension. This irony imbues her two-dimensional mixed media Childworks and Recollections series and her assemblage sculpture. Viscardi teaches Studio Art at Quinnipiac University and Housatonic Community College and is a museum educator at the Housatonic Museum of Art and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Selected exhibitions include the Drawing Center, ODETTA, Sideshow Gallery, Active Space, Brooklyn Fireproof and The Heckscher Museum of Art in New York, Center for Visual Arts in New Jersey and The Barnum Museum and the Housatonic Museum of Art in Connecticut. The complexity of memory, particularly the potency of earliest experiences and how these inform adult identity, is a primary focus of Lydia Viscardi's mixed media work. Childhood is innocent and benign, yet often fraught with fear and anxiety. The physiology of memory lies at the center of our identity, determining who we are and who we become. Additionally, she is quite interested in the complex relationship between humans and animals and our connection to our instinctive animal nature. Depending on cultural heritage and convictions, certain animals are exalted, revered, protected, feared, reviled, or loved as family members while others are thought of as commodities to be used for food, man’s bidding for labor or scientific research.

(Biography provided by ODETTA)
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Lydia Viscardi, Coverup Pink on Green_2018_Altered digital print
By Lydia Viscardi
Located in Greenwich, CT
In a court of law, relying solely on memory is highly unreliable. Lydia Viscardi was drawn to these discarded trial documentation photographs of wrecked cars with the same fascinatio...
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2010s Other Art Style Lydia Viscardi Art

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Found Objects, Color Pencil, Digital

Lydia Viscardi, Released_2017_found digital photograph, collage, oil_21.5x33_
By Lydia Viscardi
Located in Greenwich, CT
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2010s Other Art Style Lydia Viscardi Art

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Found Objects, Oil, Acrylic, Digital

Lydia Viscardi, Pretext_2017_found digital photograph, carving_21.5 x 33in
By Lydia Viscardi
Located in Greenwich, CT
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2010s Other Art Style Lydia Viscardi Art

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Found Objects, Ink, Acrylic, Digital

Lydia Viscardi, Coverup Red and Gold on Violet_2018_Altered digital print
By Lydia Viscardi
Located in Greenwich, CT
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2010s Other Art Style Lydia Viscardi Art

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Found Objects, Color Pencil, Digital

Lydia Viscardi, Subterfuge_2017_found digital photograph, carving, enamel paint.
By Lydia Viscardi
Located in Greenwich, CT
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2010s Other Art Style Lydia Viscardi Art

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Found Objects, Ink, Acrylic, Digital

Lydia Viscardi, Coverup Copper on Red, 2018, Altered digital print, pencil
By Lydia Viscardi
Located in Greenwich, CT
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2010s Other Art Style Lydia Viscardi Art

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Found Objects, Color Pencil, Digital

Lydia Viscardi, SugarCoated_2017_found digital photograph, acrylic, oil_21.5x33
By Lydia Viscardi
Located in Greenwich, CT
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2010s Other Art Style Lydia Viscardi Art

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Found Objects, Acrylic, Digital, Oil

Lydia Viscardi, Veil_2017_found digital photograph, enamel paint, oil pastel
By Lydia Viscardi
Located in Greenwich, CT
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2010s Other Art Style Lydia Viscardi Art

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Found Objects, Oil, Acrylic, Digital

Lydia Viscardi, Coverup Sphere on Amber_2018_Altered digital print
By Lydia Viscardi
Located in Greenwich, CT
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2010s Other Art Style Lydia Viscardi Art

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Found Objects, Color Pencil, Digital

Lydia Viscardi, Let Go and Let Be_2017_found digital photography, colored pencil
By Lydia Viscardi
Located in Greenwich, CT
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2010s Other Art Style Lydia Viscardi Art

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Found Objects, Digital, Ink, Acrylic

Fathoms Deep You Might Find
By Lydia Viscardi
Located in Greenwich, CT
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21st Century and Contemporary Post-Modern Lydia Viscardi Art

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Crayon, Found Objects, Gouache, Color Pencil

Basement Boogie
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Located in Greenwich, CT
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Lydia Viscardi, Redemption_2017_found digital photograph_collage, colored pencil
By Lydia Viscardi
Located in Greenwich, CT
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Lydia Viscardi, Coverup Reverie, 2018, Altered digital print
By Lydia Viscardi
Located in Greenwich, CT
In a court of law, relying solely on memory is highly unreliable. Lydia Viscardi was drawn to these discarded trial documentation photographs of wrecked cars with the same fascinatio...
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2010s Other Art Style Lydia Viscardi Art

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Found Objects, Color Pencil, Digital

Lydia Viscardi, Coverup Orange on Blue_2018_Altered digital print
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Located in Greenwich, CT
In a court of law, relying solely on memory is highly unreliable. Lydia Viscardi was drawn to these discarded trial documentation photographs of wrecked cars with the same fascinatio...
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The Third Girl
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The Third Girl
H 12 in. W 8 in. D 1.5 in.

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