© Justin Lieberman

Justin Lieberman: The Asset, 2004
C-Print, 40 x 27 inches, 101.6 x 68.6 cm

Reflection Part II

Vito Acconci
, Douglas Gordon, Martin Kippenberger, Justin Lieberman, Christoph Ruckhäberle, Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan, Cheyney Thompson

"Reflection" is an exhibition in three parts investigating the use of the mirror seen as both reflective surface and metaphor of the mind.

In "Reflection Part I" the reflection through the mirror was the base for a conversation between Michelangelo Pistoletto and Franz West and between the two artists and the viewer. The communication was mediated by West Adaptive and by Pistoletto's explicit writing TI AMO on the canvas.

"Reflection Part II" focuses on contemporary versions of the self- portrait. The attention is drawn on the artist who, through the magic and transformative properties of the mirror, the camera and the video camera, impersonates and identifies with different aspects of himself. Through the use of the reflective media the artist is able to activate his inside world, confirming his self and overtaking the place of the active observer. The viewer is now a witness of the artist's games of doubling, mirroring and reflection.

We thank Kay Pallister from the Gagosian Gallery and Galerie & Edition Artelier for their support and courtesy.

Exhibition: January 18 - February 18, 2005
Gallery Hours: Tue-Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 4.30 pm

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