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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