Monday, March 16, 2015

Anne Speier at Neue Alte Brücke

Anne Speier at Neue Alte Brücke
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 Scanner art, of Guyton\Walker, Stahl, et. al, assimilated images of a new found visual physicality ala mode. The ice cream weight of objects reproduced in spectacular resolution delivering a “realness” reserved for the plastic world of Advertising and Bouguereau. The eye’s intoxication in overload bordering on psychedelic.  As Speier's literal minded paintings juxtapose, this overload of retinal pleasure is a real version of the world’s cartoonification, reality stretched to meet its new digital overlords welcomed, the computer’s vision more real than our own, and everyone stressed, cracks, falling over laughing.