For this exhibit, Andrew Kearney has created an installation that examines the sense of distortion one experiences in a world under surveillance. Issues of personal history, identity and sexuality are examined through the metamorphosed object: enormous, beautifully lacquered security camera pans the room; aerosol cans are made of bone china, a photograph of a giant conifer

turns out on closer inspection to be a cell phone mast. Kearney’s objects inhabit a space between disciplines and their intersections. Shifts in scale and material force the viewer to re-examine the boundaries between themselves and the work – to question whether they are participant or audience, viewer or viewed, prisoner or guard. The show further develops the artist’s ongoing interest in everyday

interest in everyday interactions and conflicts with “man-made” objects and human alterations of environment.

Sally Lelong
The Phatory LLC