M+B presents Whitney Hubbs’ first Los Angeles exhibition The Song Itself is Already a Skip. Dark, raw, the work of Whitney Hubbs is at once blunt, formal and improvised, recognizable to daily experience and yet totally foreign from it. Her images reside in a reticence of feeling. Through profound light and dark, a specific refusal of continuity or seriality, as well as latent eroticism, Hubbs demonstrates over and over her disinterest in generic narratives. Her work persuasively follows its own internal logic through her willingness to challenge the relationship between photographic immediacy and “authenticity.” This is the point of contact where reality and representation become muddled.
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