It is obvious to say that part of what makes the internet interesting is that the technology allows amateurs to be professional. Anyone can publish a blog or a photograph, not just a newspaper. This creates a weird world where these photographs and stories proliferate endlessly through our live and news feeds. The two major works in "Base Period" take an idea from extraordinarily base part of internet culture—gazing globes sold on eBay—and does with them something like what Picasso did with wallpaper patterns and newspapers. In one, called 'Ebay Gazing Globes—Suffering Mask,' Resnick pilfers a series of photos that people have taken of their gazing globes. He then blows up what is an incidental detail and uses it as a backdrop for a computer-generated face, lying on a table, that, well, seems to suffer (Hunter Bradley, the gallerist, said that Resnick made the rather-disturbing facial motions by mapping motions of his own face). The face contorts and distorts, and in the background is this parade of dozens of people, each with a camera, taking slightly warped reflection selfies in these globes—to horribly Lynchian effect. The crazy act of perception required to make this piece comes from the fact that none of the pictures are supposed to be selfies at all. But, as people took pictures of their iridescent lawn balls to sell, they also captured images of themselves, their room, or their yard. It is something of an act of genius to harvest these little incidentals and make something so grand of them.