Modal Realism

Modal Realism: Featuring works by Hygienic Resident Artist Troy Zaushny
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 7-10PM
EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14TH

at HYGIENIC ARTS, 79 Bank St. New London, CT

“Modal realism is the view propounded by David Kellogg Lewis that all possible worlds are as real as the actual world. It is based on the following tenets: possible worlds exist; possible worlds are not different in kind from the actual world; possible worlds are irreducible entities; the term actual in actual world is indexical, i.e. any subject can declare their world to be the actual one, much as they label the place they are “here” and the time they are “now”…”   
– From wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modal_realism

In this exhibit, I explore this concept and the nature of reality in a new body of work. I also propose the term “Modal Realism” as an artistic form or “ism” such as surrealism or impressionism, where the significance of the process or mode in which a work is created is equal to its subject and outcome.

“Let’s Dance” 2017
Oil on canvas, 54″ x 84″