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You Never Know How You Look Through Other People’s Eyes

On view from March 8 – April 20, 2018
Exhibition Reception: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 5:00–8:00pm

Sean Downey, “Untitled,” 2017

“Cinnamon and sugary and softly spoken lies, you never know just how you look through other people’s eyes.” – Gibby Haynes, 1996

In the summer of 1996 pop culture gave us the song Pepper by the Butthole Surfers. Deceptively playful, the lyrics make clear the impossibility of having first-hand knowledge of the self by boldly stating that you can never fully know who you are to someone else. The artists involved allow their works to exist sympathetically and in spite of each other for an exhibition that proposes a state of coexistence at odds with itself. Within this experimental framework they free and restrict through unpredictability. All involved are both curator and practitioner within a complex network that confirms and denies the possibilities of true egalitarianism toward some kind of antagonistic equilibrium. Artists include: Sonia Almeida, Paul S. Briggs, Caleb Charland, Ricardo DeLima, Sean Downey, Sean Fader, Sean Glover, Jaclyn Jacunski, AJ Liberto, Lilly McElroy, Eric Petitti, Scott Patrick Wiener

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Masthead Image: Paul Briggs, Play Area (detail), 2015-2016