Portraits Without Faces
A juried international photography exhibition
August 9 – September 1, 2018 newsletter
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Portraiture emerged as one of the most prominent genres of depictive media early in the history of the visual arts; tacit or explicit rules, conventions and cultural expectations have always influenced the ways in which artists approached the genre. Photography is no exception. Numerous different and characteristic styles of portraiture emerged throughout the history of the medium. We usually assume that faces are necessary components of portraiture; we may, however, learn just as much about the character, the personality of a person by looking at images that depict other parts of their bodies, show us the objects or places associated with them. Not focusing on the face may open up a new dimension of interpretation. Our Portraits Without Faces exhibition is dedicated to this challenging divergence from the more conventional approaches to the genre.
Ihor Bondarenko: Untitled
Liza Hennessey Botkin: Geisha
Michael Goldrei: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Leba Marquez: El Norteño
Kanat Akar (Ankara, Turkey), Andreea Andrei (London, UK), Zsolt Balázs (Budapest, Hungary), Orsolya Bálint (Brasov, Romania), Katy Bikova (St. Petersburg, Russia), Ihor Bondarenko (Kyiv, Ukraine), Liza Hennessey Botkin (Studio City, CA, USA), Khalil Charif (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Jo Ann Chaus (Edgewater, NJ, USA), Ionut Cirja (London, UK), Suzette Dushi (New York, NY, USA), Nikoletta Fuska (Bratislava, Slovakia), Michael Goldrei (Vienna, Austria), Margrieta Jeltema (Vermezzo, Italy), Gosia Kalisciak (Deventer, Netherlands), Márton Király (Budapest, Hungary), Tatiana Litova (Petrozavodsk, Russia), Leba Marquez (North Hollywood, CA, USA), Trevor Messersmith (Poughkeepsie, NY, USA), Enrique Muñoz (Santiago, Chile), Zopán Nagy (Budapest, Hungary), Celeste Ortiz (San Antonio, Chile), Anastasia Palagutina (Astana, Kazakhstan), Naroa Perez (London, UK), Joshua Sariñana (Cambridge, MA, USA), Yoana Sharabova (Sofia, Bulgaria), Tímea Telkes (Budapest, Hungary), Andreas Theologitis (Athens, Greece), Lee Tonks (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Olga Urbanek (Reykjavik, Iceland), László Ádám Vass (Budapest, Hungary), Irmina Walczak & Sávio Freire (Warsaw, Poland), Felice Willat (Santa Barbara, CA, USA)
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