For his series Untitled artist Andrew Bush has photographed the backs of various types, sizes and colors of envelopes creating a trompe l’oeil effect in the tradition of Harnett and Peto. Meant to be seen in familial congregations of three or more, each envelope seems to enclose a confidential but undisclosed message. In the late twentieth-century world of electronic communication, Bush's understanding that envelopes, like painted portraits of one's ancestors, will gradually disappear with their untold secrets, is both poignant and prescient.
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