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Justin Marshall (2007)

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Justin Marshall

Chicago Journal by Kristin Gehring (text)

Talk to the screen

It’s existential terror, of course, that causes our penchant for irony. Or is it? If you ask Justin Marshall, it’s screen-based media. We can barely express our joy at finding an ally in television hatred. Marshall works in staged performance photography and video and opens a show Friday, Oct. 19, at Thomas Robertello Gallery, 939 W. Randolph St. (thomasrobertello.com). Titled As Seen On TV, the exhibit investigates the hypothesis that “the screen acts as a protective barrier against emotional connection, empowering individuals to live safe but isolated lives steeped in irony and psychological implosion.” Exactly.

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