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Exhibition Detail
Figuratively Speaking
529 W. 20th St.
New York, NY 10011


May 2nd, 2013 - June 7th, 2013
Opening: 
May 2nd, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
The Voices Within, Sherry KarverSherry Karver, The Voices Within,
2013, mixed media with narrative text, 38 x 46 inches
© Sherry Karver
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Sherry Karver’s work speaks directly to, and plays with, this uniquely post-post-modern alienation, an alienation born of just the right amount of too much information. It sets us adrift among our peers, imagining for us who they are, who they are trying to be, and why they happen to be where they are at that moment, dressed as they are, poised as they are, acting as they are. Sometimes (notably in the Plexiglass and light box editions) the faces in the crowd project no voice and break up in a stream of pixels, their presence in our visual space as fleeting as a dream and as detail-poor as a cellphone capture, their image yet naggingly persistent. Other times, the slump or stride of a body proposes an entire short story, generating a fractured disquisition Karver identifies, describes, and provides with the coherence of a novelist “discovering” a character or a director filling out an establishing shot.


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