Mirror Cellsat Whitney Museum

A deep interest in materiality and sculpture
13 May – 21 August, 2016

The Whitney Museum of American Art presents Mirror Cells, an environment of new sculptures by five young artists who explore narrative and aesthetic links among objects, immersing viewers in strange invented worlds. The exhibition’s title refers to mirror neurons―specialized brain cells that are activated when observing the behavior of others. Ambiguous and powerful emotions are provoked by video installations, precarious sculptures, anthropomorphic shapes reflecting the creative worlds of these young artist. Largely composed of modest materials such as wood, clay, plaster, and fabric, these works engage the viewer through a sense of immediacy and tactility.  

THE ARTISTS EMBRACE A NARRATIVE SENSIBILITY,
FORGING AESTHETIC AND CONCEPTUAL LINKS.