Seeing and Believing: The Art of Nancy Burson

  • Feb 9, 2003 – May 4, 2003

The art of Nancy Burson illuminates how our current preoccupation with genetics and race – as well as expectations about beauty and normality—impact the notion of who we are. This mid-career retrospective exhibition surveyed her work: from early drawings, to digitally enhanced composites, to portraits of Special Faces—children and adults with craniofacial conditions, to recent photographs of hands-on healers. Also featured were Burson's celebrated interactive computer installations, including her most recent, and perhaps most provocative, "Human Race Machine." 

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