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BG Muhn, From the series Lover, Empress, 2009-2010

BG Muhn: Love Affair of the Empress

August 31 through October 17, 2010

BG Muhn’s first installation work is an ambitious and stunning series of invented “portraits” of mythical Chinese empresses. Using techniques ranging from deadpan official Chinese portrait style to a face composed of hundreds of houseflies glued to the canvas, Muhn uses the work as a metaphor to reveal the dark side of human nature.

(Above left) BG Muhn, Lover, Empress 013, 2009.
(Above right) BG Muhn, Lover, Empress 015, 2009.