ArtSynergies presents: FUSION

The Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden Street, Duxbury, MA 02332

November 10 to February 17

Fusion: the merging of different elements into a union.

Barbara Ford Doyle: The Mannequin Project

Mannequins are inanimate objects with an uncanny sense of aliveness. Making mannequins more (or less) human-like, leaves us with feelings of ambiguity. As substitutes for human beings, they become icons of art.To reflect my sensibilities and understanding of the history of photography, I reprocess film and analogue darkroom techniques with two digital systems:

Multiple exposure: From different points of view, layers of information are superimposed as one single image. Prints may be linked along a line of symmetry or cut into strips and rejoined as collages.

3-D anaglyph: Two color stereo views are filtered so that only one of the two images can be seen by each eye, in that way creating a 3D effect.

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