The more adroit we are at carbon copies, the more confused we are about the unique, the original, the real McCoy...
(Hillel Schwartz, 1996)
Brunet and Shield seek to expose a contemporary and everyday reliance upon illusionistic means and methods. Plastic foliage, wilderness posters, oil painting reproductions and artificial light are presented as symptomatic of the constructed nature of our common existence.
Dissecting a variety of both empty and inhabited social spaces, from gyms to stadiums to office buildings and eateries, Trompe l'oeil formally conflates boundaries between original and copy, reality and reproduction.
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