Breaking an Image (main gallery) 
Material Grls (project space)
curated by Jesse Bandler Firestone

June 24th, 2017 – July 14th, 2017
Opening Reception: June 24th; 7–9PM
On View: Wednesdays 1–8PM & Friday - Sunday 1–4PM
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Ryan Hawk Deplorable (video still)

Ryan Hawk Deplorable (video still)

Breaking an Image
ft. Whitt Forrester, Jasmine Murrell, Amy Ritter, Bibiana Medkova + Mercedes Seaer, Jessica Harvey, Ryan Hawk

Breaking an Image is a group exhibition that explores what constitutes an ‘image’ today. Is a sculpture still a sculpture if the object is only seen on a screen? What are the mechanical limits of a camera? These questions will be explored through sculpture, photography, video, memes, and installations that break down how images proliferate through media, contemporary art, and memory. By presenting works in a range of mediums, not just traditional photography, we are able to question the reliability of the camera, the violence inherent in visual media culture, our subjective perception, and the formal qualities that define an image versus a photograph versus a vision.