Voice Choices

DO YOU SEE WHAT WE SEE?

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You know those kitschy girl tees that say ridiculous things like “Brunettes Have More Fun” or “My Boyfriend’s Hotter Than Yours”? They sure make you perceive the owner differently, don’t they? In his new show Fuck Luck, Austrian-born artist Norbert Brunner plays with that concept via photographs, videos, acrylic glass, and adhesive-foil installation pieces that have a central subject with text that makes you think twice about what you’re actually seeing. One image of an older man reads, “I Think You Are a Hero—or Do You Think I Am a Liar?”; another picture shows a little boy holding a shopping bag with the word “Hero” on it. Brunner needs a shirt that reads: “Awesome!”

March 17-April 10, 2010