2012 twain


The Art Foundation presents…

October 27- December 15, 2012
Opening reception: Saturday, October 27, 6-9 PM.

Gray Matters Gallery
113 N Haskell, Dallas

The Art Foundation presents twain, an examination of the alter ego as an artistic method of expansion and safe haven.

Concerned with the increasing burden of reputation as a stultifying constraint upon artists, the exhibit allows its artists to take-up an artificial duality, promoting unfulfilled desires by negating a recognizable identity through the person of the alter-ego.  This anonymity of the true individual leaves objects and embedded concept free from qualifying associated status.

Capitalizing on this highly democratic method of exhibiting, The Art Foundationhas invited a range of internationally recognized artists, art groups, and writers to participate in the exhibition, many of whom will remain anonymous. Specific works will: engage reflections on both local and international issues, address the phenomena of the alter-ego’s persona eclipsing the artist’s original identity, allow for the permissive recreation of works previously authored, promote dubious legitimacy, and highlight the written word as contextual subterfuge.

Recognizing the internet as a primary source of avatar dissemination, The Art Foundation will also provide a partner, online, catch-all exhibition to further explore these themes at  http://theartfoundation.tumblr.com/

The Art Foundation is a Dallas-based art collective that aims to cultivate rigorous artistic dialogue and innovative art exhibition strategies. Joshua Goode, Ryder Richards, Lucia Simek, and Andrew Douglas Underwood are The Art Foundation. (www.theartfoundation.net)
(installation images to come… )