Things Are Not What They Appear

Jonathan Horowitz contributes a new layer of Roy Lichtenstein’s conceptual painting panini, where meaning of any given image melts into a sea of references within the confines of two pieces of stereotyped white bread. He takes Mirror #1, a well-known image describing an extremely familiar object, and presents it as an illustration challenge to approximately twelve artists including himself. A brush and paint are the only tools used to create this detailed image. Despite the seriality of the original image, these “self-portraits” are endowed with the artist’s hand without his interpretive, conceptual capacities. Horowitz presents the canvases as both objective and subjective, taking Lichtenstein’s theme and running with it.

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About Lynn Maliszewski, Contributor-at-Large

Lynn Maliszewski is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She curated and composed work for ArtWrit, BOMB Magazine, HAHA Magazine, Hyperallergic, LatinLover, Modern Painters, No.3, Whitehot Magazine, and Whitewall. She is currently the Contributor-at-Large for ON-VERGE, an arts journalism blog sponsored by CUE Art Foundation, until 2013. She hosts her own blog, Contemporaneous Extension, as a compendium of aesthetic interests, archived exhibitions and artists, and uncensored inferences. She has contributed editorially to the College Art Association, the Bushwick Film Festival, Like the Spice Gallery, and the Museum of Modern Art.
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