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Queen's Nails Annex

Exhibition Detail
Life Altering Headspace Designs
3191 Mission St.
(between Fair Ave & Powers Ave)
San Francisco, California 94110

October 1st, 2007 - November 1st, 2007
October 1st, 2007 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Life Altering HeadSpace Designs, Mary GeorgeMary George, Life Altering HeadSpace Designs,
wearable performance
(415) 202-3199

Mary George's, Life Altering Head Space Designsproject utilizes the gallery as a store, showcasing portable/wearable sculptures. Visitors will be able to try on the sculptures and even go for a walk to test the various effects outside the gallery. The gallery will also be equipped with mirrors so audiences may transform themselves inside the store.

Life Altering Head Space Designs has grown out of George's desire to create art that is useful on a variety of levels. The sculptures function as tools that attempt to be life altering, or at the very least perspective-shifting devices. On other levels the project instigates a group dynamic, verging on a sense of dynasty. As the saying goes, "Birds of a feather flock together." The degree of perspective shifts depends on the imagination and interaction of the audiences with the sculptural objects. The sculptures/tools make use of an array of pound store/dollar store extravagances: hair extensions, lamp shades, magnifying lenses and other cheap manmade and natural elements that are intended to affect the senses to varying degrees. Water bottles partially filled with water become lenses to be looked through amidst a mass of long hair. Everyone has a lampshade on their head; the world goes soft when viewed through water and rainbow tinted plastic discs. People are united by the weirdness of these cheap effects that come to us via the acknowledgement of the intended transcendental absurdity of mass produced-plastic-non-drug-related-psychedelic things that people buy


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