Guise and Dolls

After a night of ego-tronic drinking, you wake up in a foreign bed, locking eyes with an unfamiliar woman. The beauty you followed home yesterday night was real cream, but this basement doppelgänger arouses nothing but your gag reflexes. Nevertheless, you suppress the urge to shit-n-bail (less mass, quicker flight) and let her bring you breakfast in bed. Then you bail, vowing never again to be duped by the skewing influences of alcohol and makeup. Ah, yes, perception and reality hardly ever equate, and appearances can always be modified. These notions inspired artist Kathryn Maxwell in the creation of her “Framed by Appearance: New Prints by Kathryn Maxwell” exhibit, in which she explores the social, economic, and religious significance of hair (including her “Famous Facial Hair” and “Heads of State” series) and the often-conflicting nature of how we look versus who we are.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: April 25. Continues through Aug. 3, 2008
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Nina Carapetyan