About Face

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Untitled Marker On Paper 11" X 15"
About Face
Curated by: Leslie Baum

1530 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60642
April 16th, 2009 - May 16th, 2009
Opening: April 16th, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

West Loop/West Town
outsider-art realism, figurative


About Face, new paintings and drawings by six artists of the Nathan and Kiyoko Lerner Foundation at Thresholds South

About Face is a group exhibition that celebrates the human face and explores portraiture. The six artists included in the show, Robert Bell, Paul Blaye, Yakini Braswell-Bey, Louise Jarecki, Gregory King, and Katara Mallory, each take distinctive approaches to representing and addressing this important historical and continually relevant subject matter. Gregory King paints musical icons as diverse as Sir George Solti and Diana Ross. Louise Jarecki explores a range of emotion in marker drawings of stylized faces. Robert Bell and Paul Blaye look to art history for inspiration, reinterpreting images made by others. Beautiful women are the subject of Katara Mallory’s and Yakini Brswell- Bey’s paintings. Mallory paints a monumental portrait of Princess Leia, and Braswell creates a painterly image of an elegant woman in a green turban.