Even Better Than the Real Thing

**UPDATE: Click here to see exhibition photos**

Although this exhibition is not officially a Sixpack Projects show, it has been curated by our very own Jennifer Frias; so we are very glad to support her efforts! Be sure to join us for the opening reception on Tuesday, August 24th!

EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THING:
The Art of the Uncanny
Curated by Jennifer Frias

Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art
August 23 – September 25, 2010

Derek Parker "Its what's inside that counts" 2010OPENING RECEPTION:
Tuesday, August 24, 6-9 PM
(in conjunction with the Arts Complex Gala)

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
Even Better Than the Real Thing: The Art of the Uncanny observes the edges of perception. It takes into account the notion of “defamiliarization,” or the artistic technique of forcing the audience to see common things in an unfamiliar or strange way in order to enhance perception of the familiar by making the everyday uncanny. While the procedure to achieve such realistic and hi-tech qualities may appear mass-produced, the objects in the exhibition were constructed meticulously by applying basic, traditional art and handcraft techniques, such as painting, drawing, sculpting and sewing. The works selected for Even Better Than the Real Thing posses characteristics that are visually arresting, seductive, and at times, disturbing. The results undertake an unsettling realism and issue a challenge to art’s alleged dedication to the world of appearances.

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Jon Bonser
Joe Davidson
Ben Jackel
Kiel Johnson
Nina Katchadourian
Rebecca Morales
Kristen Morgin
Kaz Oshiro
Derek Parker
Andy Ralph
Laura Splan
Stephanie Syjuco

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