Nancy Burson in "Physical: Sex and the Body in the 1980s" at LACMA

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Nancy Burson has been a pioneer of digital morphing technologies since the 1970's.  
"Present at the onset of basic image processing techniques devised a decade before the advent of Photoshop, Burson created convincing composite portraits of fictional people, and assisted law enforcement agencies in finding missing children and adults." - Weston Naef

Sarah Charlesworth, Figures, 1983, 2 silver dye-bleach prints, Gift of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, © Sarah Charlesworth

Sarah Charlesworth, Figures, 1983, 2 silver dye-bleach prints, Gift of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, © Sarah Charlesworth

"Culled entirely from LACMA’s permanent collection, this installation explores how the body was at the center of creative consciousness in the 1980s. During that decade, artists engaged the language of advertising and media, feminist and identity politics, and as the decade wore on, an increasingly urgent response to the AIDS crisis, to produce work that commented on the power and the fragility of the human body." 
 

Nancy's work is exhibited alongside Nan Goldin, Sherrie Levine, Sarah Charlesworth, Marina Abramović, Tina Barney, Andres Serrano, Peter Hujar, and Kiki Smith and is a companion exhibition to Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium.

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Source: http://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/physic...