Exhibitions & Public Events

Doppelgängers
Sunday, Feb 1, 2015 - Saturday, Feb 14, 2015
Swell Gallery

Participating Artists: Megan Armstrong, Scott Isenbarger, Lauren Shaw

What is the ghostly double or counterpart of a living person? Marjorie Doors (Lauren Carly Shaw), Ricky Goldenrod (Scott Isenbarger), and Veda Scheffer (Megan Armstrong) confront their doppelgängers through artwork exploring concepts of the imagined self. 

The idea of a double identity or secret life is examined through colorful, psychologically explosive paintings, life-size human replicas covered in bizarre materials, and a fictional character constructed, embodied, and studied. The simulacra of the artists’ identities create and enable scapegoats for change—producing and exploring what cannot be done in normal life. A doppelgänger plays with and questions the uncanny notion of what in essence is real, human, and individual.