JESSE DELIRA: LURKMOAR
The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art / 3175 Central Ave., Art & Communication Bldg. Rooms 230 & 240 November 17, 2017 - December 7, 2017
Lurkmoar, the MFA thesis exhibition of Jesse DeLira, contains photographs, found objects, and written materials produced using a variety of processes, both analog and digital. The work itself is based on a style of investigation that is termed “conspiracy theory” or “dot-connecting” focusing on the Illuminati, the Catholic Church, CERN, Freemasonry, occult ritual, and political parties. For the conspiracy theorist, these seemingly disparate subjects often overlap with each other; for this reason, the work itself is multi-layered, cacophonic, and occulted. Left to be distorted and confused, these bits of information are equally critical of both producer and subject as half-truths are rendered halfway visible.