This Gallery of Mirrors Uses Brain Scans to Border its Mirrors

At first glance, this gallery of mirrors looks like each piece is bordered by an abstract flower frame. A closer look however, reveals that each of these swirly sculptures represent a different cross-section of a human skull.

Each brainy portrait belongs to one of artist Jorge Pardo's favorite writers or thinkers. Some of these skull shapes belong to food writer Jonathan Gold and art critic Clement Greenberg. In conceptualizing the exhibit, Pardo wanted to reinvent the notion of what a portrait is. For Pardo, the mirror installation reveals odd portraits of critics or thinkers. The 12 shapes portray natural irregularities in the human brain that Pardo then disperses different colors on. Furthermore, the furniture pieces in the gallery will have portraits of Pardo's family and the tables will have images of Pardo himself.