Look closely at Keith Cottingham's constructed reality. Beneath the surface of what simply appears to be photographic realism, Cottingham uses anatomical drawings, wax, digital painting, and montage to explore where the body (race, gender age) and the mind (one's sense of self) collide. As identity and perception are called into question, the images do not pulse with humanity and life force. Instead, they radiate a sterile and silent modern aura that embodies a subtle, somewhat horrifying beauty.

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