Mistaken Impressions

Venue: 1131 Mission Street

Mistaken Impressions is a multi-media exhibition challenging relationships of perception, cognition, illusion and truth through conceptually deceptive objects, videos, photographs, and works on paper.

For centuries, artists have deployed trompe l’oeil techniques to create “tricks of the eye,” rendering playful illusions that raise questions about the nature of art and perception. Continuing in this tradition, and expanding upon its history, the exhibition seeks to confront complex relationships to visual truth through the manipulation of materials and forms.

The works include wryly humorous attempts at fakery; explorations of the body; metaphors regarding race and gender; alchemical experiments; recreations of personal documents; invented mythologies; and objects that are not at all what they seem.



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