Exhibition

Face Shifts

23 Jun 2017 – 30 Jul 2017

Microscope Gallery

New York
New York, United States

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Microscope Gallery is pleased to present Face Shifts, a group exhibition of works including video, kinetic painting, analog photography, installation and mixed media.

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Microscope Gallery is pleased to present Face Shifts, a group exhibition of works including video, kinetic painting, analog photography, installation and mixed media by Theodore Darst, Nick Doyle, Rina Dweck, Ja’tovia Gary, Kevin Reuning, and Jessie Stead in which the face is a focus of the work and its manifestation a reflection upon the technologies from which it is made.

While the face has become ubiquitous in recent years – aided by the development of hand-held devices of communication with screens and cameras, numerous social media platforms, and advancements in security and surveillance technologies such as facial recognition, among others – the works in Face Shifts move away from realistic representation, or the appearance thereof toward highly personal re-imaginations, deconstructions, and social commentary.

Furthermore, the works by the six artists in the exhibition use or incorporate a full range of analog and digital technologies and mediums – often in hybrid forms – from celluloid film, rare Polaroid formats, mp3 and transistors to current flat screens, 3D animation and gaming platforms often combined with more traditional practices including scratching, painting, etching, and assemblage.

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