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KRISTIN McIVER: Data Portraits

 
KRISTIN McIVER: Data Portraits
March 27 - May 1, 2015

For "Data Portraits," Kristin McIver translates an individual’s ‘Faceprint’ data--a string of code used by social media hubs like Facebook to identify faces from online photographs--into a colorful, formalist aesthetic that leans toward geometric abstraction. McIver addresses the selfie phenomena and social media’s manipulation of technology to map and mine identities through these vibrant and unique pixel-like portraits. 

Also on view: 
works by Karen Lofgren


Elements from Karen Lofgren's recent "Ritual Landscape" exhibition are on view in the back room of royale projects through April 26. View Slideshow HERE

Pictured above: Statuette Encasement Object, 2015. Sphere 8”; pedestal 11” x 11 ½ “ x 42 ¼“. (*A 2,000 year old Egyptian statuette--ceramic ushtabi for Hor--is encased in the sphere). On background wall: Embedded Site Line, 2014. 29” x 11 ½". Cement, fabric, watercolor paint and shellac.