Short A large box with three horizontal bands of light covering one side sits in the center of a large gallery. The white lights glow brightly in the otherwise dark room.
Long In the middle of a large gallery a large box-like structure has been built. It is large enough to enter. The far end that faces you is made of three flowing white panels. The light is so bright that it throws a hard glare off of the polished concrete floor.
Short An older man wears a black jacket of a military officer that boasts numerous military decorations, including silver stars, gold and black sets of wings, and a grid of several bright service ribbons.
Long An older man in a black military jacket, part of a dress military uniform, is against a black background. The light, crinkled skin of the man’s neck, left jowl, lower lip, and chin occupy the top left-hand corner of the frame. He wears a tan tie and tan shirt, with four silver metal stars on its collar. His body is angled slightly away from the viewer. The focal point and majority of the image is the officer’s black jacket, which boasts numerous military decorations. There are four silver metal stars along the jacket’s shoulder and a set of black wings on the lapel. Above the jacket’s left breast pocket, twenty-two small, rectangular pins (service ribbons) are visible and arranged in a grid. The pins resemble flags, are mostly in vivid colors (including red, yellow, green, and white), and are patterned with stripes oriented in different directions; some flags have gold metal stars. Above the grid of flags is a large, gold pin depicting a pair of wings.
Long A representation of a face composed of minimalist, colorful lines is topped with an abstract figure in black surrounded by painterly red streaks. To the left of the face is a gray alien-shaped figure with an erect penis. To the upper right is a yellow torso and legs in front of a gray splotched background.
Short A black-and-white portrait photo shows a young dark-skinned man holding a large camera at his chest, as if taking a self-portrait in a mirror.The image is surrounded by a large white mat and a thin black frame.
Long The subject's head is lowered, looking up at the viewer at such an angle that his expression could be read as ominous or threatening. He wears a long-sleeved button-down shirt and has long, tightly coiled hair. The background behind him fades from black at the bottom of the photo to a lighter gray at the top.
Short The head of a bald person is rendered in a dark mustard color against a white background
Long A human face, seen from the neck up, is centered against a white background surrounded by a thin black border. The head of the person is bald and rendered with a dark-mustard skin tone, with protruding ears, deep black eyes, and gestural eyebrows. A faint outline of a mouth is also noticeable. The white background is lightly textured in shades of white and cream.
Short This black and white vertical portrait portrays a dark-skinned person with two faces, one looking left and the other looking right, with palm-like fronds surrounding the figure.
Long The masculine person, shown from the torso up, is wearing a vertically striped button-down shirt, a herringbone vest, and a dark tie. The subject takes up the majority of the image, with their shoulders extending to either of the vertical edges. The two superimposed faces, slightly overlapping, have a similarly stoic expression. Both of the faces have heavy, dark eyebrows, a wide rounded nose, a closed, expressionless mouth, and are crowned by a dark, curly afro hair style. The upper left and bottom corners all appear lighter in tone, as if overexposed. Surrounding the figure are lush, palm-like plant fronds, both in the background and foreground. Some of the fronds obscure the person's shoulders on both sides of the image.
Short Four cactuses and three images of a woman in cowgirl garb appear on a white background with blue sky.
Long In the vertical image, the top fifth is blue, with the tops of four green cactuses extending up to the edge of the image. The cactuses grow from a white, wavy foreground like sand dunes. The whiteness extends to the bottom of the image. Next to one of the cactuses is a photo of the smiling cowgirl woman, standing with her hand on her hip. She wears a cowboy hat, red and white gingham top unbuttoned to her navel, yellow shorts, and brown cowboy boots while holding a small pistol in her other hand. The same photo is copied and manipulated twice beneath the original photo, with each copy slanting in opposite directions in a zig-zag pattern. In the bottom right corner, the back side of a postcard appears, as if pasted to the image.
Short The Washington Monument and its smooth reflecting pool are centered in this black-and-white photograph. An arm extends, holding a card with cut-outs that match the shape of the monument's obelisk.
Long This black and white photograph centers on the Washington Monument and smooth reflecting pool that reflects and inverts the monument. On the left side of the frame, an arm extends, holding a horizontally-oriented card against the sky to the left of the monument. A cut out in the bottom center of the card matches the shape and size of the peak of the obelisk; the top of the card extends upward as the positive mirror of the negative cutout below.
Short A black-and-white photo of the Chicago skyline from the north shore of Lake Michigan is overlaid with rectangular color image fragments of the same view. The color images add and subtract people from the lakefront view.