Friday, April 15, 2016

Opportunity for Artists

Deadline: May 31, 2016.

Face Value: Rutgers University - A portrait is a likeness of an individual which may be portrayed through painting, sculpture, photography or drawing. The image will usually consist of the face and sometimes other aspects of the sitter’s physical presence which reflect the stature, character and/or temperament of the individual. This group exhibition will draw on contemporary portraits to explore notions of ‘value’ which are embedded in the tradition of portraiture. In this age of social media the ubiquitous ‘selfie’ has democratized the portraiture process; any and every one can create a picture of a person. So what then does it mean for an artist to create a portrait? What are the motivations behind the work? What values, messages and meanings can be communicated through the portraiture process?

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