You Never Know How You Look Through Other People’s Eyes, Portland, ME

2018 | Group Exhibition |
The Institute of Contemporary Art and Maine College of Art

Exhibition Description:
“Cinnamon and sugary and softly spoken lies, you never know just how you look through other people’s eyes.” – Gibby Haynes, 1996

Deceptively playful, the Butthole Surfers’ lyrics above make clear the impossibility of having first-hand knowledge of the self by boldly stating that you can never fully know who you are to someone else. The artists here allow their works to exist sympathetically and in spite of each other for an exhibition that proposes a state of coexistence at odds with itself. This experimental framework establishes a complex network that confirms and denies the possibility of true egalitarianism in favor of an antagonistic equilibrium.

Organized by Director of Exhibitions and Special Projects Erin Hutton and Guest Curator Scott Patrick Wiener.