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NewCity Review: Identify at Catherine Edelman Gallery

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Through April 4, 2015


Among the four wildly diverse approaches to representing the human body photographically on display here, Heather Dewey-Hagborg’s is the most inventive, although not the most meaningful. Dewey-Hagborg picks up cigarette butts and discarded chewing gum off the city sidewalks (depicted in her color shots), subjects the detritus to DNA analysis, runs the genetic profiles through a facial algorithm, and produces 3D resin portraits that presumably resemble the people who left the remains of their consumption for the scavenger-artist to appropriate (the droppings also grace her mini-installation). The three particular subjects whose faces look out at us from the gallery wall are all young, attractive and relentlessly clean, with an airbrushed appearance that belies the butts and gum from which they have been reconstructed.                    - Michael Weinstein



Read the full review by Weinstein in NewCity.


Visit Catherine Edelman Gallery for more information or to view works online.


Image Info:

Instal shot of Identify Exhibition

Artists Shown:  Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Tara Bogart, Jess T. Dugan, Michael Itkoff, Garth & Pierre

Courtesy Catherine Edelman Gallery 

Tags:  Catherine Edelman Gallery  Identify  NewCity Review 

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