Face Off: Works by Chicago Photographers in the Smart Museum Collection

June 22 – September 8, 2002

The photographs in this exhibition shared a complex relationship with the human face. By exploring the camera's ability to create and unmask illusions (sometimes simultaneously), Face Off proposed that the viewer's role in discovering such obfuscation is an integral part of the work of art.

Featured artists included Jonas Dovydenas, Carole Harmel, Jesse Hickman, Nathan Lerner, Laura Letinsky, Natacha Robert-Falda, Charles Swedlund, Devid Teplica, and Roger Vail.