JuxtaPOSE: An Exploration in Portraiture
For this show, Squire and The Arts Fund bring together four outstanding local female artists - Connie Connally, Sommer Roman, Lindsey Ross, and Leslie Lewis Sigler - each of whom represent mastery in their respective expressions and process. We have grouped them together at the table of one of the most important forms of artistic representation: the portrait.
Curated by Ashley Wood Hollister, Executive Director of The Squire Foundation.
Exhibition on view at the Arts Fund May 18 - July 14th, 2018. There will be a panel discussion featuring the four artists in the gallery on Friday, July 13, 6-7 p.m.
Art Review in Independent: 'JuxtaPOSE' at The Arts Fund, Four Artists Expand the Field of Portraiture
Images of the Opening Reception at the Arts Fund by the talented Squire Community Artist Nicole C. Berry.
How do artists negotiate the portrait? A classic conundrum. All portraiture—form aside—communicates a personality with a story; and yet, this story always assumes the artist and her process: In JuxtaPOSE, Connally, Roman, Ross and Sigler explore portraiture in their respective mediums: figurative painting, wet plate collodion photography, surrealist drawing and still life painting. When assembled together, their disparate practices create a dialogue that challenges the traditional understanding of portraiture, revealing individualities, particularities and narratives. This exhibition is curated by Ashley Woods Hollister of the Squire Foundation.