September 5, 2013 - September 29, 2013
None of the Above
Despite our best-intentioned efforts to overlook them, first impressions often influence our expectations of how others may think, act, or what they may believe. In his engaging portrait series, None of the Above, artist Gregg Segal asks viewers to test these hypotheses and literally “vote” for each individual’s political persuasion based on nothing but appearance. While in the gallery, visitors will have the opportunity to complete an informal quiz and to decide whether each American voter in these larger-than-life color prints is a Democrat, Republican, independent, or none of the above. Undoubtedly, more than a few surprises will emerge once the votes are “graded” against the artist’s master key. As Segal points out, “we tend to think we know who our political foes and allies are. But do we?”
Gregg Segal is a California-based artist whose work spans a variety of genres, including editorial, commercial, fine art, and documentary photography. Segal graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in photography and later earned his master’s degree in dramatic writing from New York University. His photographs have been featured in magazines such as Time, Fortune, Esquire, National Geographic, Adventure, GQ, Wired, and Dwell, and he shoots commercially for a wide range of national and international clients. Segal’s series, State of the Union, was recently shown at the Tokyo International Photo Festival and will move to the United Photo Industries gallery in Brooklyn this fall.