Verisimilitudiness is the quality of having the appearance of being true or real. It’s not a real word, so if you think about it, its lack of realness fits itself quite nicely. Kalee Appleton’s solo exhibition, Verisimilitudiness, is the last and final exhibition by Appleton at 500X Gallery, so naturally it will be the most verisimilitudinessy of them all. The work being exhibited will indeed be based on truth (its photography after all), but in reality, its full of lies. Not little white lies, but big huge enormous lies that pull you in and seduce you. These huge lies are in the form of broad expansive landscape photographs that are inspired by mainstream photographic backdrops. Yes, the kind you had your photograph taken with as a youngster and sits as a 5x7 in your mother’s bookcase and is starting to turn kind of red.
(note: probably a really good exhibition for selfies)