Laura Payne: Talk to Strangers
09/07/2012 - 10/27/2012
School 33 Art Center is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new works by Lotta Art 2012 Best-in-Show winner Laura Payne.
Celebrity worship breeds unreciprocated affection between the famous and their followers. Late night talk shows offer audiences a supposedly candid view of film and television stars, who convey the impression of intimacy imparted by personal anecdotes. Though predetermined topics and boundaries are established between host and guest, the staged dialogue plays out like a private confession, blurring the line between performance and authenticity. Emotionally pivotal moments caused by surprising questions or sensitive topics, whether contrived or sincere, are at the crux of the voyeuristic appeal of celebrity talk shows.
Opening Reception: September 7, 2012, 6:00pm - 9:00pm