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See Yourself E(x)ist: Opening Reception

December 7, 2017 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Curated by Madeline Schwartzman, author of See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception and See Yourself X: Human Futures Expanded

December 8, 2017–February 17, 2018

Opening reception: Thursday, December 7, 6–8 PM

Pratt Manhattan Gallery presents See Yourself E(x)ist, an exhibition that looks at the future of humans and nature—at our poetic and futile attempts at agency, and our absurd productive efforts to control. The exhibition presents incidences of human interaction—with animals, insects, leaves, trees, earth, and time—that yield extraordinary artifacts, engineered forms of hope, and objects of power. They’ve taken the form of robots, videos, paintings, sculptures, and interactive objects. The art acknowledges the elegance of futility, the strangeness of attempts at permanence, and the absurdity of technological advances.

See Yourself E(x)ist features work from eighteen artists including painters, jewelry and clothing designers, mixed media, and installation artists that address our human future in nature and our inevitable transformation, evolution, and decay.

Artists and designers include: Nobumichi Asai, Alan Berliner, Michael Candy, Fantich & Young, Kathryn Fleming, Gijs Gieskes, Lee Griggs, Ann Hamilton, Dorry Hsu, John Jerard, Lanzavecchia + Wai, Lorenzo Oggiano, Jaime Pitarch, Andrew Quitmeyer, Madeline Schwartzman, and Allan Wexler.

Monday–Saturday 11–6, Thursday until 8
Closed on federal holidays and between exhibitions

Image credit: Dorry Hsu, Aesthetic of Fears, 2014, hand-dyed 3D printing clear resin, 7.9 x 6 x 5.1 inches (top mask), 4 x 3.2 x 3.2 inches (lower piece). Photo by the artist.