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“I Am My World” curated by David Gibson featuring Christina Dallas, Heidi Elbers, Carla Gannis, Grace Roselli, John Tomlinson

Studio Salon at 81 Pearl Street
81 Pearl Street, Apt B, 347 265 9858 (text only please)
February 10 - February 12, 2012
Reception: Friday, February 10, 6 - 9 PM
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STUDIO SALON 81 Pearl Street, cellar, 347.265.9858 Dumbo February 10-12, 2012 Opening: Friday, February 10, 6 – 9 PM Opening: Saturday, February 11, 3 – 6 PM Opening: Sunday, February 12, 3 – 6 PM

The process of individuation that generates personality in the early years of childhood and the engagement with identity in the process of art making are closely related. Both depend heavily upon the quantification of the Ego. Ever since Kant stated, “I think, therefore I am,” all manner of thinking individuals have been focusing as much upon the ‘I am’ part of the equation. After all, we live in a society predicated by the primacy of sole agency, by the freedom of the individual to affect his or her own fate. Even artists, who profess to exist outside of mainstream circles in socialized society, spend vast amounts of time defining who they are, so that eventually, their personality becomes the focus of creative endeavor. I addressed similar themes in my 2003 exhibition ID ENTITY, in which selfish drives were the theme. Here I am interested to explore the specific depiction of the exterior self, either visage, body, or interior persona materially manifested, to create an accruance of images and myths of the self.
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