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retract♦️refract

 

Online Exhibition

11.11.20 - 1.1.21


In conjunction with Austin Studio Tour, Susan Scafati presents an online exhibition of new artworks for sale titled retract/ refract.  Scafati plays with light refractions as a metaphor to reflect on the politics and poetics of refracting history, destabilizing archetypes, and confronting stereotypes of a culture in flux. In these images, camera lag relates to cultural lag, a term coined by William Fielding Ogburn which focuses on the lag between material — the technology, the infrastructure, the physical things— and the immaterial culture — the rituals, the rules, the institutions.”

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, sponsored by Big Medium, and featured during the 2020 Austin Studio Tour. This exhibition is free and open to the public.

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