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BERNADETTE VAN-HUY    02.22.22  -  7.04.22

The Maria Leuff Foundation is pleased to present Seeing is Like, an exhibition by Bernadette Van-Huy. 


Seeing is Like


93 million miles away, 99 bottles of beer 

Alice, just through the looking glass in the sky

Is a vacuum with all its bounds blown off

And 93 million miles away is an epic, blazing ball


But for us, it’s right there

Up close, and very personal

Pressed against our vestibule curtain 

The parent’s big body


Its 10-billion-hydrogen-bombs-every-second-Force goes blasting out, sweeping instantly 

   over an amazing expanse

Along its way covering our Earth 


It washes into our eyes, firstly

Bearing an eyewitness account to our retina


Secondly, our brain whips up a police sketch


It washes into our eyes, firstly

Pressing data from the original onto our retina


Secondly, our brain spits out a xerox


Seeing is like indirect

Seeing is like a game of telephone

Seeing is like translation

Seeing is like all an act


Bernadette Van-Huy was born in New York City in 1970. She is a founding member of the artist group Bernadette Corporation, and has recently begun a solo practice. Bernadette Corporation's work has been exhibited at The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Kunsthalle Zurich Parallel, Switzerland, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Artists Space, New York; The Hessel Museum of Art, New York; ICA, London; Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin; Hamburg Kunstverein, Germany; and The Centre Pompidou in Paris France. Audio by Gregory Davis. For more information please contact Amy Elizabeth at

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