Likeness is an exhibition of busts – aka human heads and upper torsos. Although the form of the bust is unmistakable, particular likenesses are abstracted, contorted or omitted entirely. The works in this exhibition refer to classical busts or portraits, but are functionally closer to prehistoric modes of figuration, depicting groups or classes as opposed to specific individuals.
This group exhibition centers on the classically historical form of the sculptural bust, while also interrogating the potential for anonymity in an era of avatars, constant selfies and public surveillance. Featuring painting, sculpture and drawings by Trenton Doyle Hancock, Lucy Kim, José Lerma and Woody De Othello, among several others.