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Mark A. Maxey

SMU, BFA 2017

Duality of the Self

Resin, bronze powder, 2015, 6"w x 10"h x 6"d

Friedrich Nietzsche speaks of the “dual nature of man,” in which humanity contains a fundamentally fractured consciousness, one segment that is directly in tune with our animal nature and another portion that strives to define humanity as something more than the primal instincts that drive us. This mask reflects my opinions regarding this somewhat Apollonian and Dionysian struggle—that the true identity we present the world is raw, scarred and harsh, while the inner self is idealized in such a way that it does not reflect the reality of our existence.

Mark A. Maxey - Duality of the Self

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so for another year, through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.