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Beneath The Veil
Upfor Gallery, Portland
December 1, 2016 – January 24, 2017


Beneath the Veil was an exhibition at Upfor gallery in Portland, Oregon, December 1, 2016 to January 24, 2017. Some of this work was also shown at Untitled Art Fair, December, 2016, in Miami.

The Veils are a new body of work, dye transfer prints on heavy 50-mm. taffeta silk. These veils are bodies, not just a body as in art, but the physical human body - the veil through which we perceive the real. There is, however, no real way to pass beneath it because this veil is vision and we are only its vehicles. To lie beneath the veil, therefore, is a paradoxical and so an impossible state.

The Optic Veils are in orange and purple, based on Optic Nude, a 23-minute installation-based animation I made in 2014. Among the Veils is also a collaborative work, The Rainbow, also shown in Miami, created with Brenna Murphy, another dye transfer print on heavy taffeta, floating above our Prism wallpaper, also co-designed.

Among the works exhibited the Untitled Art Fair are also “kryptonite” sculptures, made using a new process in which ABS plastic prints that have been chromed, stained and lacquered, and are on cast black rubber bases.

Included in Beneath the Veil were some thematically connected older works. A clockwork animation called The Swing comes from 2004-06. The Princess Dresses are colored sculptures on brilliantly colored wood pedestals, from 2015. They are made from ABS plastic, and are unique rapid-prototype prints based on the gowns worn by Princess Maria Theresa, the last Hapsburg dynasty princess, modeled after a series of portraits painted by Diego Velasquez in the 17th century.
 
 
Beneath the Veil, installation view, December 1 – January 24. 2017, exhibition at Upfor Gallery, Portland;
photo: Mario Gallucci, courtesy Upfor.
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“Optic Nude” 2013-2016, video object, HD 3D animation Quicktime video with
sound, custom ash wood frame, LED LCD Digital Signage Display, 56 x 35 x 6 inches,
edition of 3; photo: Mario Gallucci, courtesy Upfor.
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Optic Nude, 2013, 23 minutes looped, with Tibetan-Buddhist Theravada monk
chanting reprocessed by the artist.




Beneath the Veil, installation view, December 1 – January 24. 2017, exhibition at Upfor Gallery, Portland;
photo: Mario Gallucci, courtesy Upfor.
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The Rainbow (Collaboration with Brenna Murphy), 2016, 50 mm taffeta silk with
dye transfer of 3D rendering, 57 x 36 inches, edition of 1 plus 1 AP, mounted on
Prism wallpaper by Claudia Hart and Brenna Murphy; photo: Mario Gallucci, courtesy Upfor.
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Beneath the Veil, installation view with The Swing, 2004-06, looped 10-minute 3D animation with sound by Kurt Hentschalger,
December 1 – January 24. 2017, exhibition at Upfor Gallery, Portland; photo: Mario Gallucci, courtesy Upfor.
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Optic Nude Silks, 2016, each 50 mm taffeta silk with dye transfer of 3D rendering, 48 x 36 inches,
photo: Mario Gallucci, courtesy Upfor.
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Optic Silk (Purple), 2016, 50 mm taffeta silk with dye transfer of 3D rendering,
48 x 36 inches, photo: Mario Gallucci, courtesy Upfor.
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Optic Silk (Orange), 2016, 50 mm taffeta silk with dye transfer of 3D rendering,
48 x 36 inches, photo: Mario Gallucci, courtesy Upfor.
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Beneath the Veil, installation view with 2015 Princess Dresses, December 1 – January 24. 2017,
exhibition at Upfor Gallery, Portland; photo: Mario Gallucci, courtesy Upfor.
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Princess Dresses, 2015, each unique Rapid-Prototype printed sculpture, ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic,
8” x 7” x 5.5”, on custom wood lacquered pedestal, exhibition at Upfor Gallery, Portland; photo: Mario Gallucci, courtesy Upfor.
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Kryptonite Morifications, 2007-2014, from left to right, Bride, Mortification 01, Mortification 04,
2016 Beneath the Veil exhibition at Upfor Gallery, Portland; photo: Mario Gallucci, courtesy Upfor.
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Kryptonite Mortification 04, 2009-2016, lacquered and stained nickel chrome on Rapid-Prototype printed sculpture,
ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic with cast rubber pedestal, 2 x 12 x 3.25 inches (sculpture only), unique;
photo: Mario Gallucci, courtesy Upfor.
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Kryptonite Mortification 01 (mini), 2007-2016, lacquered and stained nickel chrome on Rapid-Prototype printed sculpture,
ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic with cast rubber pedestal, 6.5 x 3 x 4.5 inches (sculpture only), unique;
photo: Mario Gallucci, courtesy Upfor.
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Kryptonite Mortification 02, 2008-2016, lacquered and stained nickel chrome on Rapid-Prototype printed sculpture,
ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic with cast rubber pedestal, 6.5 x 6.5 x 3 inches (sculpture only), unique;
photo: Mario Gallucci, courtesy Upfor.
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Kryptonite Bride, 2010-2016, lacquered and stained nickel chrome on Rapid-Prototype printed sculpture,
ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic with cast rubber pedestal, 2 x 12 x 3.25 inches (sculpture only), unique;
photo: Mario Gallucci, courtesy Upfor.
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