Smoke and Mirrors

Cory Arcangel, Matt Barton, Chris Beauregard, Robin Brasington, Jacob Ciocci, Olivia Ciummo, Thad Kellstadt, Ladyboy, Guthrie Lonergan, Spencer Longo, Eileen Maxson, Jesse McLean, Alex Miller Jae Ruberto, Michael Smith, Ed P. Steck, Scotty Vera, Jeffrey Vulture, John Daniel Walsh, and David Wightman.

6/12/2009 - 9/24/2009

Opening Reception: June 12th 5:30-9pm
Guest curator: Jesse Hulcher

Artists invited to participate in the exhibition were asked to submit works which saw them ‘faking it’ in some way. Works in the exhibition cover themes such as the authentic versus the inauthentic, achieving the impossible through the use of media or other apparatus and artists who perform, impersonate or hide behind an alias. These works and artists exist in alternate realities in order to comment on media, pop-culture and their effects on the human brain through a fictional, fantasy authorship. In this way the character of the artist is as much a work of art as the supposed output of their alias. The exhibition consists of original works in video, sound, sculpture, print, drawing, painting, collage, kinetics and installation.