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Previously January 23 - June 6, 2010
HARRY SHEARER: The Silent Echo Chamber
images: I.C. Editions, NYC
HARRY SHEARER: THE SILENT ECHO CHAMBER is a multi-screen video installation by the award-winning American comedic actor, writer, musician, and radio host best known for his regular Saturday Night Live appearances, for his role as Derek Smalls in This is Spinal Tap, and for providing many voices for the popular television series The Simpsons. The Silent Echo Chamber is the newest video work by Shearer, and is presented on nine plasma monitors. The project captures well-known personalities from politics and the media in the silent moments before "going live." Individuals portrayed include James Carville, Barack Obama, Larry King, Dr. Phil, John McCain, and Chris Matthews, each caught in the uneasy prelude to becoming the familiar animated "talking head." Shearer's silent portrait gallery turns the familiar into the strange, allowing visitors to project their own meaning on the awkward collective silence of those to whom Americans usually look for guidance and commentary.
Gallery hours: Thursday through Sunday, 11am-4pm.
Gallery admission: $5/general, $3/students & seniors, FREE To CAC members.
For information, call (504) 528-3805