How Did We Get Here?

There's a frank humor to artist Adam Mysock's work, even as he chronicles decades of deception. In thirty-five paintings at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery—one for each year of Mysock's life—he explores lies, likability, and morality. Portrait miniatures, a form historically reserved for remembering loved ones, document personalities including Richard Nixon and Fred Rogers and icons like the apple that tempted Adam, each prompting the artist's lyrical musings on the ways lying lies at the foundation of our world.