"Mirror, Mirror" Exhibition

Postmasters Gallery

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The portrait has been a staple of the art going back to the Egyptians and the sculptural bust of Nefertiti. Then 3300 or so years later came Andy and Alice and Chuck and Cindy and Annie. What's next? The mind wanders and wonders about something new and relevant to the present moment that the genre can deliver. "Mirror, Mirror" is a group exhibition of nine artists engaged with contemporary portraiture in all media. The works in the show present a variety of approaches from realistic, exquisitely rendered paintings of the artist’s friends (Jenny Morgan) and traditional portraits of the members of American Communist Party (Yevgeniy Fiks) to bitingly satirical drawings (William Powhida), unsettling video self portraits (Kate Gilmore), photographs of three generations of artist's family in rural midwest (Chris Verene), video reenactments of people on Facebook who share the same name (Ursula Endlicher), portraits painted directly on top of the people they represent and then photographed to look like a painting (Alexa Meade), and metaphysical psychedelic portraits of people’s souls (Jason Robert Bell). Tamas Banovich, will contribute a work involving Chatroulette.
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Thursday, April 29th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
CHRIS VERENE will host a group discussion and performance entitled, "CHRIS VERENE: TOWN HALL MEETING," expanding on his new documentary photography book, "Family," which chronicles twenty-six years of his family and their struggling community of Galesburg, Illinois



from April 02, 2010 to May 08, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-04-02 from 18:00 to 20:00

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