The recent series All Star explores illusion as a form of self-delusion: the conformist image of perfect beauty, of a fashion model or celebrity, seen as super heroines. This is just one example of how Belin juxtaposes multiple elements within a single frame to enhance and confuse the focus upon their subject. The artifice of the process is intended to produce an ultramodern image; a movement that aims at “meta-‐clichés”, which are clichés designed to transcend cliché, hence the title of this exhibition.
For more than forty years, Sally Mann (b. 1951, Lexington, Virginia) has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that span a broad body of work including portraits, still lifes, and landscapes. Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings explores how her relationship with the South has shaped her work.