Apocrypha is the title of a new exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Sean Higgins. The exhibition, which opened Saturday evening at OKOK Gallery in Seattle, features fourteen new digitally manipulated prints, all of which have been appropriated from the NASA image archives. Higgins continues the ambiguity found in his previous series of work, but now hones in on the inherent mystery of certain NASA images, further pushing the nature of perceived truth as he meticulously manipulates images of vast clouds, shuttle launches, and space equipment. The result is an entirely new fiction, one that contains infinite narrative possibilities for the viewer.
Sean Higgins received his MFA from The University of Pennsylvania and since the late nineties has exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions including shows with Sixspace and Rogue Wave ’05 at the LA Louver Gallery, both in Los Angeles, California.