mise en abîme
mise en abîme is an exploration of visual perception and the act of looking, in the form of a series of paintings. The title of the show is based on the idea of an image being reflected back and forth between two mirrors forever: an image originating from its own image.
With this work, I set out to gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between my artistic process and my own perceptual experiences. My starting point was the idea that looking at something and experiencing and absorbing it affects one's perception and experience of the next thing one sees. I began a process of making objects that reflected this idea: I let each work I made be influenced by the preceding work, creating a series of abstracted images that are representational of nothing but the process I used to make them.
On display at Argus II Building
This work is featured as part of Close Encounters: the 2017 Senior Show, unfolding during the month of April in four exhibition sites throughout the city of Ann Arbor: Michigan Theater, Duderstadt Video Studio, the Argus II Building, and the new Stamps Gallery. Each space will host key exhibition events including film/video screenings, live performance, and opening receptions. Check the exhibition page for dates, times and hours.