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David Kennedy Cutler, Double Exposure, 2019, ink-jet transfer, Permalac, and acrylic on canvas, 45 × 32 × 4 1⁄2".

David Kennedy Cutler, Double Exposure, 2019, ink-jet transfer, Permalac, and acrylic on canvas, 45 × 32 × 4 1⁄2".

David Kennedy Cutler

Derek Eller Gallery

Over the past few years, David Kennedy Cutler has drawn notice for installations and performances centering on bizarre interactions among multiple selves—his own ineluctable one and those of a cluster of life-size Kennedy Cutler clones, doppelgängers fashioned from ink-jet prints of images gleaned with a handheld scanner. While some of these stand-ins remained flat like cardboard cutouts, others were grafted onto flexible mannequins, ready for uncanny action. In the weirdest of these productions, the artist—sheathed in the artificial skin of his digitized, casually attired self and sharing space with a small army of abeyant look-alikes—occupied the Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton, New York, for a period of ten weeks (less a few necessary real-world reentries). While there ensconced, the artist performed a deranged narrative involving, among many other things (ten weeks is a long time),

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