In art, the mirror functions as a metaphor for viewing something we otherwise cannot see… most often ourselves. It's a mechanism by which the viewpoint is shifted, and we gain access to knowledge that had heretofore been beyond our reach. Of course, that is also the function of art itself.
Artists hold up a looking glass within which an active viewer must confront their history, prejudices, identity and mortality. This exhibition offers the insights of Jay DeFeo, Monir Farmanfarmaian, Adam Fuss, Timothy Horn, Christian Houge, Birgit Jensen, Stefan Kürten, Michael Light, Marco Maggi, Josiah McElheny, John O’Reilly, Liliana Porter, Gideon Rubin, Ed Ruscha, Cornelius Völker, Zhan Wang and Carrie Mae Weems as they reflect on ideas about “the gaze,” the (im)possiblity of veracity and the act of self-judgment.