May 15th 2011

Lydia Anne McCarthy: Shadows and Reflections

@ ACRE Projects

1913 W 17th St, Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Sunday, May 15th, from 4PM - 8PM

On view through Monday, May 16th

Shadows and Reflections reveals Lydia Anne McCarthy’s obsession with how we perceive and experience reality. The photographs on display are visions, flashes, and hallucinations of moments from the past. Each image vibrates with the thin traces of memory and attempts to gain access to the archive of the unconscious. The lens of this camera has the ability to simultaneously mutate and beautify; it creates a flickering vortex of darkness and light. The artist is asking both the viewer and herself: what do you at once desire and fear? And how does this alter your perception of the world?

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