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Mar 14, 2018

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ICA at Maine College of Art

ICA at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101




(207) 775-3052

You Never Know How You Look Through Other People’s Eyes

ICA at MECA, On view from March 8 – April 20, 2018, Wednesday – Sunday, 11am-5pm, Thursdays until 7pm, First Fridays until 8pm
Exhibition Reception: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 5:00–8:00pm

“Cinnamon and sugary and softly spoken lies, you never know just how you look through other people’s eyes.” – Gibby Haynes, 1996
In the summer of 1996 pop culture gave us the song Pepper by the Butthole Surfers. Deceptively playful, the lyrics make clear the impossibility of having first-hand knowledge of the self by boldly stating that you can never fully know who you are to someone else. The artists involved allow their works to exist sympathetically and in spite of each other for an exhibition that proposes a state of coexistence at odds with itself. Within this experimental framework they free and restrict through unpredictability. All involved are both curator and practitioner within a complex network that confirms and denies the possibilities of true egalitarianism toward some kind of antagonistic equilibrium. This exhibition is curated by artist Scott Patrick Wiener. Artists include: Sonia Almeida, Paul S. Briggs, Caleb Charland, Ricardo DeLima, Sean Downey, Sean Fader, Sean Glover, Jaclyn Jacunski, AJ Liberto, Lilly McElroy, Eric Petitti, Scott Patrick Wiener.