When does a photo portrait cross the boundaries of traditional portraiture to become art for the sake of art?
Panopticon Gallery in Boston has curated a group exhibition of work that challenges the definition of portraiture by photographers and artists Fritz Liedtke, Andrea Raynor, Holly Lynton, Samuel Quinn, Wendy Paton, KK DePaul, Marybeth Rothman, Zia Ayub, Stephen Sheffield, Hans Hiltermann, Charlotte Niel, Douglas Prince, Ellen Carey and others.
We're pleased to know that three of the artists included in the show were discovered at Lens Culture FotoFest Paris in 2011.
What's in a Face
March 2 - April 10, 2012
Inside Hotel Commonwealth
502C Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215 USA
Self-portraits probing the duality within each individual—solitude and stillness against wild, unconscious dreams and uncontrollable anxieties. Discover what rules behind the thick curtain of mystery surrounding our own being.
Desire, eroticism, and closed spaces of intimacy are explored in this series of self-portraits by Danish photographer
Through archival material, found photographs and dramatically staged portraits, this cerebral series offers a "confabulated" (yet highly personal) look at one of the darkest pages in Belgian history.