Truth and Lies
MISSION 17's Second Annual Juried Exhibition
December 2nd, 2005 – January 7th, 2006
Featuring work by: Victor Barbieri, Charles Beronio, Matthew Boyko, Elizabeth Chiles, Mark Dukes, Kathryn Dunlevie, Linda Ford and Pam Martin, Lori Gordon, Dustin Fosnot, Theresa Gooby, Sarah Lockhart and Gordon Winiemko, Vanessa Marsh, Eileen Moderbacher, Chad Moore, Susan O’Malley, Joshua Pieper, Ben Riesman, Lisa Ricci, Liz Rossof, Chris Thorson, Michael Trigilio, and Jake Watling
Juried by: Clark Buckner, Bob Callaway, Jason Mortara, and Julia Page
Recent political events have called into question the nature and authority of the truth. Do facts no longer carry weight as the basis of truth-claims? Is modern life so hyper-mediated, we can’t distinguish between news and spin, character and costuming, truth and lies? And what role does art play in our perception of reality? Does it serve to sustain illusions or rather to articulate truths about life? Must the two – truth and illusion – be treated as opposites?
Mission 17 has invited submissions to our second annual juried show that articulate and explore these questions. Variations on the theme include:
a) authenticity and artifice
b) fear and illusion
c) the economics of (self-) deception
d) art, advertising, and propaganda
e) the political power or powerlessness of artwork
f) technology and truth-telling, etc….