Thursday, February 25, 2010
Clark Gallery is honored to present HEAD ON, a group exhibition of contemporary portraits conveyed in painting and photography. The thirteen distinguished gallery and invited artists included in HEAD ON are photographers Linda Connor, Eric Gottesman, Deborah Hamon, Pieter Hugo, and David Prifti and painters Randall Deihl, Frank Egloff, Gregory Gillespie, Gregory Grenon, Sharon Kaitz, Marcus Kenney, Jane Smaldone, and Andrew Stevovich.
All are welcome to join the artists for a reception on Saturday, March 13th from 4-6pm. The exhibition runs from March 2 through April 3, 2010.
The paintings and photographs in HEAD ON reference portraiture’s traditions and history, compositional formalities, and symbolism while simultaneously cracking the veneer of those historically founded elements to present contemporary interpretations and expressions of identity. The diverse perspectives and varied artistic aesthetics in this exhibit share an affinity for communicating individuality in a community that stretches around the world. Figures of different ages, creeds, and color gaze at the viewer, linked together by both their similarities and differences. Unapologetic “head on” perspectives are countered by images in which the figure is either seamlessly incorporated into his or her surrounding landscape or is evidently affected by that landscape. The figures portray a cultivated identity often designed to conceal vulnerabilities within, anxieties and emotions that manage to reach the viewer through expression, composure, and detachment.
To see additional images and learn more about exhibition, please visit www.clarkgallery.com
145 Lincoln Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
781-259-8303 / www.clarkgallery.com