Visages

In Visages, mediation is the current circumstance. A blank background is interrupted by a mélange of lush textures and hues that comprise the opulent headdresses. They might or might not be actual items made by the artist/designer. That the accessories might or might not be masking faces/heads is immaterial. Signification is not an end but a means, stretching itself parallel to mediation to accommodate the infinite possibilities of the not quite/almost presence of hidden faces/heads as well as the not quite/almost absence of purpose. Where none needs masking/cover, what becomes of the mask/cover? Visages is a brutish play of the concept of beautiful, where the artist, in an autoethnographic gesture, suspends the object of interest in a vacuum to invite contemplation on both the fluidity and superfluity of the form.

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