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To Die For

While humans have an intellectual understanding that physical immortality cannot be achieved, we still try our damndest to be remembered beyond our time. And while fame is one avenue through which this curious urge can be attained, it’s highly unlikely that you will ever reach that level of notoriety. Sorry to burst your bubble.

Artists Fiona Pardington and Binh Danh, now showing at Lisa Sette Gallery, have created works that cause viewers to remember – or fabricate – the lives and personalities of their subjects. Both photographers, Pardington focused her lens on three-dimensional life-masks of 19th century South Pacific indigenous people while Danh printed images of executed Vietnamese and Cambodian victims of war on living tree leaves and grasses. Both make us contemplate mortality, resurrection and lost history.


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Lilia Menconi
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