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Behind Face brings together works by Noah Davis, Michael Dopp, Lenz Geerk, Eberhard Havekost, Titus Kaphar, Forrest Kirk, Adam Pendleton, Celeste Rapone and Betye Saar. When asked once about the nature of the human condition and why it is that one so often hides their truest intentions, not only from the world, but more importantly from themselves, Friedrich Nietzsche replied: "Every profound spirit needs a mask; but even more, around every profound spirit a mask is continually growing." We are constantly cultivating a persona that does not necessarily correlate with our best and realest nature, yet without which, we could not truly function. This is not unmined territory as both Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung have posited that the idea of selfhood is a fluid experience; Jung himself stated that "we meet ourselves time and time again in a thousand disguises on the path of life," so we may be assured of nothing except that behind one's face is another face, one which we must take the time to see and understand.