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Simulacrum

Nov. 17, 2012–Jan. 11, 2013

Canzani Center Gallery (map it)

The word “simulacrum” has evolved since its first English usage in the 16th century. Then, it simply indicated a copy. By the 19th century, it had come to mean an inferior copy. Now, in the age of digital replication, it has settled into the meaning that this exhibition explores: an object or image that has been intentionally re-made without the substance or qualities of the original in order to investigate its deeper meanings.

In this, Simulacrum explores extraordinary depictions of ordinary things.

Even the most obsessively detailed of these replications is also in some way intentionally distorted. Bitterly or lovingly (and often both), the artists in this exhibition use re-creation to transform “normal” objects into metaphorical palimpsests: surfaces upon which new messages have been inscribed without preceding messages having been completely removed.

Participating Artists:
Conrad Bakker, Libby Black, Tom Burckhardt, Robert Gober, Folkert de Jong, Chris Hanson and Hendrika Sonnenberg, Kiel Johnson, Doug Luepp, Tony Matelli, Taylor McKimens, Kaz Oshiro, Lee Stoetzel, Jude E. Tallichet, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, and Jade Townsend.

Also on view in the Canzani Center Gallery: Donald Moffett's The Radiant Future and Mr. Gay in the U.S.A., and Byron Kim's The Sunday Paintings, Nov. 16–Jan. 11.

Gallery Hours: Monday, closed; Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, noon–5 p.m.

This program is free and open to the public. If you would like to support programs like this, please donate any amount online (choose the "exhibitions and visiting artists & scholars" option).

 

 


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