For an exhibition about selfie culture called Self-Ish in the brand new Washington State University Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. This three-person show called Self•ish includes myself and colleagues Doug Gast and Io Palmer. From the curators statement: “Though varied in process and mediums, all three artists have assembled an exhibition reflecting on a central theme—the formation and depiction of personhood within our multifaceted and progressively digital era.” ⠀
Exhibition: August 21 – October 6, 2018⠀
Reception: Tuesday, September 11th, 12:00-1:30 pm
It’s a large self-portrait, oil on canvas. In front of the canvas, are two upright rectangular pieces of tempered glass and three screens appearing to display areas of the painting that are behind the monitors. When seen from a particular vantage point this creates the momentary illusion that the monitors themselves are transparent. The overall effect is that the viewer may initially have trouble distinguishing what is painting, what is digital and what is a reflected or refracted through glass.