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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.
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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