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2018 Annual Conference


March 01-04, 2018

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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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Garth Amundson

SPE Member since 1999
Member Chapter: Northwest


This installation is produced side-by-side with my collaborative partner Pierre Gour and is a by-product of two other bodies of work, Cut-It-Out and Penetrating Cuts, which are scanned images of thousands of photographs and snapshots, both vintage and contemporary. In this project, we have chosen to use the cut-out male faces to mount with two-inch bank pins directly into the wall. The display references the historic use photographs for scientific categorization and identification. In this context, we are reflecting on our own social construction and the fluidity of masculinity and how it is presented through portraiture. For further information, please see our website at



HEAD(S) installation detail


HEAD(S) installation detail

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