Me, My Selfie, and I
A solo exhibition for artist Jordan Kyler.
"What is a #selfie, why do we #selfie, and how do I capture a #greatselfie? These are just a few of the queries that the series Me, My Selfie, and I are trying to answer. Selfies have become a technological phenomenon of epic proportions in the 21st century, a phenomenon that I have found deep, unexplainable fascination in. One of the most interesting aspects of a selfie is how much control we have over these images. Filters, postedits, lighting, angles, hairstyles, and location are just a few of the factors that most people take into consideration when planning a selfie. For heavy selfie takers, these factors tend to obscure their original identity and question the validity of the image. We are not our #selfies. The images in this series question the validity and diminution of identity in a selfie through heavy distortion and layering. After all of the editing is all done and the image is posted to social media, we are with left images that are not ourselfies and never will be our true #selfie." - Kyler's artist statement
Kyler's website here