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painting by Taylor Chapin

We Got Here Under False Pretenses

Taylor Chapin

MFA Thesis Exhibition

May 30 - June 3, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. or by appointment
Reception: June 2, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Main Gallery, Visual Arts Facility UC San Diego

We Got Here Under False Pretenses is a painting-based show exploring the obfuscation of forms via covering, resulting in multi-layered, illusory facades. Human bodies and consumer goods are ensconced in pattern and color, emphasizing their inherent banality while simultaneously enshrining and transforming their visual structures of identification as a way of critiquing the perception of value. Through the lack of a reveal, it is left unknowable which cloaked forms contain commercial/societal value, challenging our perceptions of what is real/unreal, valuable/valueless.

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