"Dean Sameshima's work is firmly rooted in a West Coast conceptual photographic tradition. A member of a younger generation of artists studying under instructors including Christopher Williams and Stephen Prina, Sameshima utitlizes a conceptual vocabulary to mine intimate terrain. Sameshima's structural /conceptual devices include repetition, seriality and appropriation; a selection of past photographic series includes the documentaion of anonymous landscapes and architectural facades (in fact sites of covert sexual activity), the re-photography of images published in fashion magazines (objects of idealized self-identification), as well as the appropriation of "self portraits" from internet websites. The artists's project may be understood as an attempt to examine pesonal desires through the photogaphic image and its varied histories."
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