Smoke & Mirrors / Shadows & Fog
February 18 – April 17, 2010
Hunter College/Times Square Gallery
450 West 41st Street
Curated by Tracy L. Adler and Mara Hoberman
Smoke+Mirrors/Shadows+Fog, features 16 international artists whose works conjure deliberate illusions—“smoke and mirrors”—as well as naturally occurring deceptions—“shadows and fog.” Using a variety of materials including paint, mirrors, wire, paper, dust, wood and plastic these artists evoke ephemera such as shadow-play, light refraction, reflection, and smoke. The choice of materials used to create these illusionistic artworks is significant because although high-tech digital effects or virtual-reality simulations might seem an obvious choice, this particular group of artists prefer decidedly tangible materials which showcase their craftmanship. Perhaps in response to the increasing prevalence of technology in art-making, the artists in Smoke+Mirrors/Shadows+Fog collectively forgo
Artists: Claudia Bueno, Jim Dingilian, Fred Eerdekens, Hanna von Goeler, Rebecca Hackemann, Susanne Kessler and Herbert Cybulska, Heather Lewis, Charles Matson Lume, Oscar Muñoz, Sarah Oppenheimer, Hiraki Sawa, Suzanne Song, Mary Temple, Kumi Yamashita and Bohyun Yoon.