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Alter Ego (A.K.A)
3191 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110


August 13th, 2009 - August 31st, 2009
 
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Queen’s Nails is pleased to announce Alter Ego, a group exhibition about truth in fiction.

The term “alter ego” signifies a second self or a split personality.  Often, this type of identity construction is indicative of a certain pathology, such as in the case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr Hyde by Stevenson.  In this case, the second self is created because the desires of the individual fail to fit the strictures imposed by civilization, and thus create the imposter as an outlet.  Alternatively, a second persona is often created as a way to access new communities, ideas, and activities otherwise unattainable in one’s normal form, such as in the case of Superman. Without the identity of Clark Kent, Superman would be unequivocally an outsider.  Whether we invent masks for ourselves because we fear the ramifications of our actions without them, or whether we don a new hat for personal amusement, escape, or growth, or just to fit it, the fact is that living in a bifurcated world of invented mindsets identities is both prevalent and pervasive. 

The featured artists in Alter Ego, all share the fact that they have constructed identities and personas for themselves as artworks, apart from their “real” persons.  These alternative identities exist for many reasons, for pleasure, as rebirth, due to psychosis, or for utility, and we invite you to come and explore this psychological investigation.

Alter Ego features new work by artists:

  •    Anne McGuire A.K.A. Freddy McGuire  
  •    Tom Borden and Eric Gibbens (A.K.A. Khyssup Muistardeaux)
  •    Jaime Cortez
  •    Jon Santos
  •    Jordan Essoe
  •    Vita Hewitt (A.K.A. Chuck)
  •    Kristin Lucas (A.K.A. Kristin Lucas)
  •    Lizabeth Eva Rosoff (A.K.A. Kelly Flynn)
  •    Linda Trunzo (A.K.A. Sonni Trunzo)  
  •    And Neal White (A.K.A. The Incredible Randy)

Queen’s Nails Projects (QNP) is a curatorial platform dedicated to presenting collaborative, site-specific, and experimental projects by both artists and independent curators. QNP aims to challenge both emerging and established cultural producers to work outside their normal practice in order to produce new and unique projects. QNP is formally known as Queens Nails Annex and was founded by Julio Cesar Morales and presently a curatorial collective with Justin Hoover, Kamau Patton and Zoe Talepors.
For more information please visit www.queensnailsprojects.comQueen’s Nails is pleased to announce Alter Ego, a group exhibition about truth in fiction.

The term “alter ego” signifies a second self or a split personality.  Often, this type of identity construction is indicative of a certain pathology, such as in the case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr Hyde by Stevenson.  In this case, the second self is created because the desires of the individual fail to fit the strictures imposed by civilization, and thus create the imposter as an outlet.  Alternatively, a second persona is often created as a way to access new communities, ideas, and activities otherwise unattainable in one’s normal form, such as in the case of Superman. Without the identity of Clark Kent, Superman would be unequivocally an outsider.  Whether we invent masks for ourselves because we fear the ramifications of our actions without them, or whether we don a new hat for personal amusement, escape, or growth, or just to fit it, the fact is that living in a bifurcated world of invented mindsets identities is both prevalent and pervasive. 

The featured artists in Alter Ego, all share the fact that they have constructed identities and personas for themselves as artworks, apart from their “real” persons.  These alternative identities exist for many reasons, for pleasure, as rebirth, due to psychosis, or for utility, and we invite you to come and explore this psychological investigation.

Alter Ego features new work by artists:

  •    Anne McGuire A.K.A. Freddy McGuire  
  •    Tom Borden and Eric Gibbens (A.K.A. Khyssup Muistardeaux)
  •    Jaime Cortez
  •    Jon Santos
  •    Jordan Essoe
  •    Vita Hewitt (A.K.A. Chuck)
  •    Kristin Lucas (A.K.A. Kristin Lucas)
  •    Lizabeth Eva Rosoff (A.K.A. Kelly Flynn)
  •    Linda Trunzo (A.K.A. Sonni Trunzo)  
  •    And Neal White (A.K.A. The Incredible Randy)



Queen’s Nails Projects (QNP) is a curatorial platform dedicated to presenting collaborative, site-specific, and experimental projects by both artists and independent curators. QNP aims to challenge both emerging and established cultural producers to work outside their normal practice in order to produce new and unique projects. QNP is formally known as Queens Nails Annex and was founded by Julio Cesar Morales and presently a curatorial collective with Justin Hoover, Kamau Patton and Zoe Talepors.
For more information please visit www.queensnailsprojects.com


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