Adam Holtzman: Mirror Darkly
@ Alibi Fine Art
4426 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640
Opening Saturday, April 9th, from 5PM - 8PM
Mirror Darkly is comprised of sublimation prints on metal; each one is a portrait rendered so faintly that the subjects recede into blackness, leaving only traces of images. These shiny black slabs resemble familiar, darkened screens that become mirrors when approached, creating a double image in which the viewer’s own form dominates the indistinct figures within. What results is a heightened sense of separation between the subject and viewer across the two-dimensional surface to call to mind distances we have failed to bridge through our connected lives. The viewer is faced with the isolation and egocentrism our technology has the potential to encourage; by submitting to the impulse to withdraw further into our devices we risk looking past each other to focus too intently on ourselves.
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