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Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013

Or so it would seem: Contingency and the Contemporary Portrait

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November 22, 2013 through January 11, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. November 22 (Andy Lane will be present to talk about his work, along with Ney Tate Fraser and Makeal Flammini).

Portrait Society is pleased to present a new exhibition featuring five contemporary artists whose work might help us contemplate this question: Makeal Flammini, Ney Tait Fraser, Maja Ruznic, Andy Lane and Carri Skoczek. Each artist works within the traditions of portraiture but approaches with a heightened consciousness regarding the terms of our self-identities and the way in which history records, indexes and orders image, character and role.
 
Interestingly, three of the artists (Andy Lane, Carri Skoczek and Makeal Flammini) delve into history and re-frame the way historic figures might be experienced if the language of their representation is contemporary. The other two artists (Maja Ruznic and Ney Tate Fraser) use the powers of representation to evoke emotional states.

Hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment.
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