JuxtaPOSE: An Exploration in Portraiture

 L to R: Torrie Cutbirth, Sommer Roman, Leslie Lewis Sigler, Connie Connally, Ashley W. Hollister (not pictured: Lindsey Ross).

L to R: Torrie Cutbirth, Sommer Roman, Leslie Lewis Sigler, Connie Connally, Ashley W. Hollister (not pictured: Lindsey Ross).

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

 

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.

 

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