From afar, many of these images are reduced to something like old school television static, with buzzing layers of black and white seeming to resolve into stripes, but then dissolving back into crackly noise. In others, Zampini has added a gradual gradient twist, starting with dark black, negative tonality images at the top, which then lighten and move to positive tonalities in the middle and then reverse the progression back to black at the bottom, almost like the slow undulation of a wave. In both cases, up close, the amazing diversity of humanity seems to be collapsed a bit, each of us looking largely like our neighbors and friends when placed in front of a mirror with our smartphones. At their core, her intricate composites find anonymous universality in large numbers of singular individuals.
- Loring Knoblauch
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