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P. SETH THOMPSON: THIS MESSAGE HAS NO CONTENT
September 16-October 25, 2014
Opening reception: Sept. 12, 7-9PM

Sandler Hudson Gallery is pleased to present, This Message Has No Content, a solo exhibition of newly represented Atlanta-based visual artist, P. Seth Thompson.

With influences ranging from quantum physics to 80’s cinema, P. Seth Thompson considers the role of image in the creation of selfhood. Thompson’s photographic work combines original and found imagery to reveal a “cosmic aesthetic” that underscores the tension between reality and fantasy in the digital era. The artist highlights the slippery identity formed, mediated, and constantly compromised by a barrage of media.

After Thompson received an email dated “12/31/1969” that simply read “This Message Has No Content,” he became increasing intrigued with the contemporary concept of both time and reality. Continuing in his practice of carefully mining philosophical theory, 80’s cult film and science fiction, Thompson’s compositions offer new investigations on the extent to which we can separate and define reality.

Referencing the films The Neverending Story, Care Bears, and Psycho, the artist explores how the moving image in particular has constructed, altered, and influenced his personal reality. P. Seth Thompson builds upon the paradox of fiction by illuminating our complicated encounters with digital symbols and signs that serve to both form and inform our identity.

Sandler Hudson Gallery
1000 Marietta Street NW, Suite 116
Atlanta, GA 30318
404-817-3300