Saturday, May 28, 2016

MIRROR CELLS Exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art - MAY 13–AUG 21, 2016

The Mirror Cells exhibit, on display from MAY 13 – AUG 21, 2016 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, presents a unique series of sculptures by five up and coming artists who explore disparate links among objects to immerse viewers in strange invented fantasy worlds. 
The exhibition’s title Mirror Cells refers to mirror neurons―specialized brain cells that are activated when observing the behavior of others. Maggie Lee’s video-based installations chart her family’s ups and downs, while Win McCarthy’s precarious sculptures are imbued with the anxiety of daily life in an unstable world. 
Liz Craft - Spider Woman - Mixed Media
Likewise, the anthropomorphic shapes of Elizabeth Jaeger’s large-scale ceramic vessels imply ambiguous emotions, and Liz Craft’s works are connected through internal dialogues reflected in sculptural mouths, word bubbles, and spider women. 
Liz Craft - Spider Woman - Mixed Media
Rochelle Goldberg’s installation alludes to unstable environments and questions of survival through her use of morphing growth cycles of living things. 
Largely composed of modest materials such as wood, clay, plaster, and fabric, these works engage the viewer through a sense of immediacy and tactility. 
Mirror Cells is organized by Whitney associate curators Christopher Y. Lew and Jane Panetta.

Win McCarthy, New York Critical Nightmare, Mixed Media

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