HILARY PECIS – IN ACCORDANCE
Hilary Pecis’ current project goes against the traditional notion of Photoshop as a tool of trickery. She wryly applies the program to demonstrate the relationship and association between text and image in our digitized age. Using search engines, she enters a word and culls hundreds of images from the returned results. The autonomous nature of the Internet allows the artist to create democratic word/image associations. These files are sorted, cataloged and arranged into the compositions of her photo-based works. Each work displays a form of transcription or encyclopedic consensus of what a word ‘looks’ like.
Pecis received both her BFA and MFA at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She has exhibited her work across the US and Europe, at such galleries as Roberts and Tilton, Los Angeles, Morgan Lehman Gallery, NY, Halsey Mckay in East Hampton, samsøn projects , Boston, Guerrero Gallery and Catherine Clark Galleries in San Francisco, and Galleria Glance in Turin Italy. She lives and works in San Francisco.