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Martin Erskine Lang

in “Close Relations”

Opening June 27th 2014, 7 pm

This new group of glitch-images, titled “Don’t Swipe” (close history), is a reaction to what is both omnipresent and immediate. The iPhone, and its camera roll, provide possibility and contain perhaps the most genuine record of one’s Close History, an honest and vulnerable record of events. The images exploit the native touch technology of the iPhone in combination with the content of imagery that has been generated by me over the last six months of owning this particular phone. The images reveal personal narratives, other works that haven’t materialized and ultimately a glimpse into privacy.

Martin is an artist living and working in Knoxville, Tennessee where he is a Master of Fine Arts candidate in Transmedia Design. He received his BFA in Photography from Webster University in St. Louis, where he was born and raised. His work critiques details of the world through direct and indirect interaction. This takes form through recontextualization and appropriation of everyday, commercially produced or banal objects and experiences.