Ghosts, humans in bat costumes and anthropomorphized birds are among the images in the ongoing art exhibition titled “Lies that Tell the Truth: Magic Realism in Contemporary Art.”
The exhibition includes works by nine contemporary artists. This multi-medium exhibition features paintings, photographs, etchings, drawings and video. Magic Realism tricks observers by hiding unexpected or suggestive content in what at first might seem to be a common or ordinary scene.
By painting on top of her black and white photographs of birds and other animals, Kate Breakey “gently skews reality a bit.”
In these larger-than-life-size portraits she attempts to compensate for the animals’ tragic end by giving them an imaginary afterlife.
In her photorealistic, yet mysterious self-portraits, Susan Hauptman toys with social conventions and gender identities. Forty photographs from Kahn and Selesnick’s Truppe Fledermaus series tell the story of a 1930s theater troupe that enacts carnivalesque performances for the animals.