Misunderstanding

Elaborate pencil drawings from Frank Selby explore media failures

Currently installed at Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the aptly titled "Misunderstanding" is an exhibition featuring the astonishing work of Frank Selby. The drawings on paper show scenes of societal unrest sourced mainly from press photography, the original images of which Selby has manipulated by warping, blurring and layering for enhanced effect. A skilled technician of photorealism, Selby is also …