The exhibition was held at the Northern Illinois University Art Museum
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Images are mutable: Its not that every picture tells a story; it is that they tell multiple stories. Pictures can be worth a thousand words- sometimes many more. Those words need not be consistent or truthful; sometimes the words and framing that surrounds the picture turn its meaning completely on its head.
Artists are in a unique position to understand the capacity of images to tell some sort of truth: to get at the ideas and events underneath the image, to remind us how important it is that there IS an image. This project is about how pictures function in our world; how we are trained to think about them, and how we sometimes allow others to frame them for us.
The gaps between what we say and what we see, and what we see and how we categorize it, was the subject of this exhibition