- Starts: Thu 06-01-2017
- Ends: Fri 06-30-2017
- Start Time: 6pm
- End Time: 9pm
- Opening Reception: 20170402
- Location: Treo
SELF ABSORBED- PORTRAITS IN THE POST SELFIE ERA
Friday June 2 6 PM – 9 PM
Why do artists create self-portraits?
Self-Absorbed- Art Show is a peek inside fourteen artists and how they view themselves.
This exhibition aims to highlight the importance of portraiture, but more specifically self-portraits.
Perhaps we like knowing we’re rendering ourselves immortal. Perhaps it is to gain a better understanding of the figure and we happen to be the most available subject.
Whatever the case, intense introspecting occurs as the canvas literally absorbs the paint.
Each piece is indicative of how the artists view themselves creating a true exploration of identity.
With a large selection of works in various mediums Self-Absorbed allows us to observe, as the creator becomes the subject.
Through the rise of the “selfie”, self-portraiture has arguably become one of the most popular visual genres and this exhibition aims to enhance our understanding of portraiture through artists:
Leroy Miranda Jr.
and Emily Lovejoy