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Central New York

June 15, 2011

Manipulations and Perceptions: A Self Study

A mixed media show by Laurie T. Seamans, MFA runs from June 15, 2011 through August 15, 2011.

Opening Reception is June 15, 2011 from 5 to 7 P.M.

partial face in profile Artist Statement

When I look at myself, I am not entirely sure what I see. Is the reflection in the mirror the true me or the one that I carry around in my head? Watching the changes in my body as I age, I consider that I am the sum of my parts. Each one has its own doctor, its own needs, and its own story of how it came to be the way that it is now.

The images in this show, Manipulations and Perceptions: A Self Study, represent an exploration of photographic media manipulated digitally and with soft colored pencil to create a new perception of the subject. Viewed from a distance, some look realistic while others appear more textural. Upon closer inspection, there is a soft illustrative quality that creates an intersection between reality and virtuality. This series is meant as a study of self, a study of the various parts that make me human, and the study of an inner connection with virtual reality that I continue to unconsciously encounter.