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Coke Wisdom O’Neal, The Box

Mixed Greens
531 West 26th Street, 212-331-8888
Chelsea
October 13 - November 12, 2005
Reception: Thursday, October 13, 6 - 8 PM
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In an exciting new project, Coke Wisdom O’Neal continues his unique exploration of portraiture to include an element of performance and discovery.

During the summer of 2005, Coke constructed a 22-foot tall box on the west side of Manhattan and invited friends, family and strangers to the box to have their photos taken. The resulting portraits are undirected, Photoshop-free representatives from Coke O’Neal’s New York.

The obvious isolation of each figure sets a stage of loneliness while scale serves to reinforce the sentiment. The traditional Sentry-box is supersized and the person inside is left to their own devices. The final photograph is a trompe l’oeil box within which his subjects become trapped specimens-each unique and telling.

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