In Retrospect presents the work of three artists who explore contemporary culture through the lens of the past.
Their shared source of inspiration is the book, a form that, while intimate and familiar, also carries with it the weight of history and the voice of authority. As such, it provides a reference point from which to challenge personal and cultural constructions of knowledge.
All three artists delve into public and private archives to gather images, documents, texts, and ephemera as source material. Rearranging and combining these found elements with new material, they create provocative new works that expose biases and question assumptions about what we know and how we know it. For the viewer, new meanings and interpretations emerge as official versions of history and reality are subverted.
September 4 to November 4, 2012 at the Castle Gallery.
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