Matthew Monteith Exhibition

Morgan Lehman Gallery

poster for Matthew Monteith Exhibition

This event has ended.

The urge to lift the camera to mediate on one's own reflection is a classic one, along with the surreal twists of an amusement park mirror, the bathroom or bedroom self-portrait, and objects caught in a window or the chrome of a car. Mirrors are ubiquitous, used both to reflect images and light, but also to enlarge a space and they represent a desire for visual self-reference. Mirrors reflect spaces that technically do not exist and yet the world responding back from a mirror is taken to be an exact replica of the world in which we live. Looking into the glass creates both a progressively smaller world while expanding something finite into an eternity, a sort of Hall of Mirrors effect, asking the viewer to wonder what lies at the end of the infinite visual echo and is therefore impossible to reach.

[Image: Matthew Monteith "Avignon Mirror 1 ed. 6" (2004) Archival Inkjet Prints 30h x 40w in.]



from April 07, 2011 to May 14, 2011

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