i see the face! i see the light! opens April 7

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i see the face! i see the light! at The Whole Gallery

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At some point in our lives, we have all recognized a face in the clouds, seen a MagicEye poster, or found Waldo. Although immediately gratifying, this kind of resolution often discourages further investigation into abstraction’s more layered meanings. I see the face! I see the Light! is a group exhibition of young, emerging artists at the Whole Gallery, located in downtown Baltimore, MD. Whether working with drawings, paper cutouts, or wall painting, this group of artists all use heads or faces as central devices in their work. Each face manifests as both immediately recognizable and submerged in abstraction. The face motif serves as a familiar entry point into puzzling compositions that bridge genres and challenge perception. From psychedelic visions to formal investigations, the range of work in this show combines technique with irreverance, favoring suggestion over the absolute. Ultimately, “seeing the light” is less a direct path dictated by the artist, and more a doorway to infinite possibility and reflection. – Seth Adelsberger

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