[STUDIO]

Writings & works on the PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series by the students of the MFA in Contemporary Art Practice: Studio program.

Jan 11
Euan Macdonald - Healer, 2002
The power of belief is in question: is psychic healing a kind of trickery that any savvy New Yorker is trained to dismiss? Or, can viewers allow themselves to believe that they are witnessing a magical moment; that this mild-mannered woman is actually emitting psychic energy that has the power to heal? As Giorgio Verzotti notes, “Macdonald’s art seems to question the real meaning of things, beginning with the presupposition that their images are inherently deceptive, indeed that they are all connected within a single network of relationships based on illusions.”
[via The 59th Minute]

Euan Macdonald - Healer, 2002

The power of belief is in question: is psychic healing a kind of trickery that any savvy New Yorker is trained to dismiss? Or, can viewers allow themselves to believe that they are witnessing a magical moment; that this mild-mannered woman is actually emitting psychic energy that has the power to heal? As Giorgio Verzotti notes, “Macdonald’s art seems to question the real meaning of things, beginning with the presupposition that their images are inherently deceptive, indeed that they are all connected within a single network of relationships based on illusions.”

[via The 59th Minute]