Who Do You Think You Are I Am, USC Graduate Gallery
Exhibition Photography by Jackie Castillo
Kauffmann’s phone-collage Instagram project @uncannysfvalley which started in 2014 launched her career and led to her admission to the MFA program at USC. This Instagram project inspired the artist’s ongoing collage video work, Knowing Others and Wanting To Be Known. The work is an episodic long-form piece suited to the Instagram sized attention-span and was featured in her thesis exhibition as a large scale installation incorporating a viewing area with limited edition beanbag chairs and a bright pink shag carpet. Her series of drawings, GIFs, and digital works entitled Who is She? function through a generative process of transference between the physical and digital augmentation of images addressing hysterical representations of femme expression and emotion within art history and contemporary culture. Nine framed drawings and nine GIF works in a floor monitor installation from the series were included in Who Do You Think You Are I Am.
For the exhibition statement and to view Knowing Others and Wanting to be Known please contact Casey at email@example.com