featuring Visual Arts MFA Candidates and Alumni, Stefani Byrd, Artemisa Clark, Brian Dick, Ash Eliza Smith and Perry Vasquez among other artists.

Cognitive Camouflage is a group exhibition whose collective works delve into the many aspects of social anxiety in the postmodern era. Mediums such as installation, sound, film, painting and interactive performance will be displayed. WSOHOIDPS will present a deep examination of contemporary social anxiety topics that range from the cliché of “fitting in” to the increasing pinch of systemic oppression.

This exhibition will also focus on how the technological apparatus can magnify conflict between culture, class, gender and related issues. The works will also address how desire for image perfection, status or achieving a level of acceptability set among peers can lead to self-doubt or alienation. In response, artists will demonstrate how to break down barriers causing social anxiety by using the same technology that fostered them, allowing the audience to participate in techniques on how to overcome social anxiety through interactive performances.

Exhibition curated by Dia Bassett and Lianne Thompson with Psychologist Linda Williams.

Artists: Stefani Byrd, Yerrie Choo, Artemisa Clark, Lissa Corona, Brian Dick, Rizzhel Javier, Karla Misosevich, Margaret Noble, Ingram Ober, Don Porcella, Marisol Rendon, David Sheere, Jason Sherry, Scott Shoemate, So Say We All, Ash Eliza Smith, Perry Vasquez.

30 January 2015 // 6-11PM
Closing on Saturday, 21 February // 6-10PM
A SHIP IN THE WOODS, 1660 Lugano Lane, Del Mar, California 92014

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