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03.12.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Peggy Sue
Debra Brehmer's petite Portrait Society Gallery expands on the 5th Floor of the Marshall Building in the Historic Third Ward. Once a one room gallery Brehmer established two years ago, today the Portrait Society fills three rooms on the same floor that focus on Brehmer's niche in the art world: Portraiture. Her recent exhibit "Nicholas Grider: Men in Suits" explores the modern meaning of the power portrait by staging these pictures in domestic tranquility, which included photographing men (and women) dressed in suits but sitting in their unique home environments. The show closes Saturday, March 14 with a reception from 6:00-9:00 p.m. that exhibits the 28 new portraits recently completed by Grider. Brehmer stands in her gallery facing the wall of these photogenic Milwaukee men and women to discuss her project.

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