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Exhibition Detail
In Your Face
541 W.23rd St.
New York, NY 10011


December 4th, 2008 - January 10th, 2009
Opening: 
December 4th, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
A Ghost, Matt JonesMatt Jones, A Ghost, 2008, pencil on paper
© Matt Jones
A Medium, Matt JonesMatt Jones, A Medium,
2007-08, Oil on canvas
© Matt Jones
A Skeleton, Matt JonesMatt Jones, A Skeleton,
2008, Graphite on paper
© Courtesy the Artist and BUIA Gallery, NY
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IN YOUR FACE


Rico Anderson
Ion Birch
Brent Birnbaum
Holly Coulis
Dana Frankfort
Andrew Guenther
Daniel Heidkamp
Ridley Howard
Matt Jones
Shay Kun
Erik Lindman
Federico Pietrella
Tom Sanford
Peter Saul
Rachel Schmidhofer
Barnaby Whitfield
December 4 – January 10, 2009
Opening reception: Thursday, December 4th, 2008 6-8 PM


BUIA Gallery is pleased to present, In Your Face, a group exhibition featuring a diverse range of interpretations on the theme of contemporary portraiture. The images, or faces, depicted originate in the artists’ imaginations, in the aspect of their peers, or in the scenes of everyday life. Inherently, portraiture metaphorically embodies culture, society, politics, personal attachments, and fantasy.  Each artist, in his or her own visual language, offers insight into these areas while as a whole, the gathering of portraits opens up a dialogue of the surrounding social consensus.

Encompassing an array of contemporary artists, In Your Face aims to offer forth a diverse cross section of treatments of portraiture.  Some artists, such as Ridley Howard and Holly Coulis, present rigorous, realist works that generate a timeless beauty.  Other artists, such as Rico Anderson, Tom Sanford, and Peter Saul contort scale and implement vibrant color schemes to make direct sociopolitical statements.  On yet a different trajectory, Matt Jones and Andrew Guenther loosen the framework and teeter on the line between abstraction and figuration.  While still other artists, such as Brent Birnbaum and Dana Frankfort approach the theme of portraiture from more disparate avenues- the former implementing non-traditional photography and the latter painted text.

Ultimately, In Your Face presents a diverse group of artists that redefine the idea of portraiture today with a dose of humor, wit, and social conscience.

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