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Smoke and Mirrors: A Sculptural Journey into the Imagination

The third floor of the has been transformed into an exhibition that defies explanation. Blurring the line between reality and fiction, the six featured national and international sculptors – , , , , , and – employ a variety of indiscernible techniques and mystifying illusionistic effects to accomplish astounding levels of visual deception. As one peers into tunnels, portals, glasses, and suitcases, the outwardly literal representations are transformed into mind-boggling artificial realities. What happens in the mind when we perceive a work of art? Is it a literal representation or a false, artificial reality of something familiar? Is it all …

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