JuxtaPOSE Opening Reception and Exhibition

Exhibition on view at the Arts Fund May 18 - July 14th, 2018

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.

The Squire Foundation 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.