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October 4, 2010 - 4:24 pm

Click the image to see more photos from the opening reception.

The interesting thing about The Real Life of Mannequins show is that, at first glance, it looks as though artist Janine Free’s images are digitally manipulated mannequin montages while Guy Mayenobe’s work appears to be straightforward photographs of mannequins.

In fact, the opposite is true. Free’s apparent photo montages are single digital photographs of mannequins with the urban landscapes reflected in their windowed encasements. Mayenobe’s pieces are digital works he creates then prints on metal through a process of dye-sublimation. Some of the eyes of his creations are so realistic it’s unnerving.

Regardless of process, the finished products of both artists is interesting enough and the show’s execution is professional and thoughtful. Here are the details:

Location: Gallery 21, Spanish Village in Balboa Park

Dates: Sept. 29 through Oct. 11

Gallery Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

Closing Reception: From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday Oct. 10.

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