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'Tracey (Gold Circle)' Sara Cwynar

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Sara Cwynar: Image Model Muse

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from Sept. 18-Jan. 20
Time Varies
Free
Art, Museums

Simulation, simulacra, conceptualism, collage, ephemera, permanence, and gaze. These are just some aspects of Sara Cwynar’s work, with which theorists are having a field day. But the artist’s digital take on popular culture and social media, as portrayed in her photography and filmmaking, is intriguing to anyone alive in today’s material world. The Canadian-born, Brooklyn-based artist investigates contemporary concepts and the construction of beauty with a gimlet eye in the 11 photographs from the artist’s ongoing Tracy series. This being Cwynar’s first U.S. exhibition, the Mia show also includes three of the artist’s most recent films—Soft Film (2016), Rose Gold (2017), and Cover Girl (2018)—which explore consumerism, visual culture, value, disposability, and design in layered exposé.