“SELF-PORTRAIT” April 20, 2017-June 20, 2017
46-06 11th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Free and Open to the Public
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 20, 6-9 PM
Eleventh Street Arts is thrilled to announce its next show — SELF-PORTRAIT. Curated by artist Colleen Barry, SELF-PORTRAIT convenes 27 leaders of the contemporary realist revival for a painting and drawing show that celebrates self-portraiture.
SELF-PORTRAIT features the work of Daniela Astone, Colleen Barry, Stephen Bauman, Benjamin Bjorklund, Patrick Byrnes, Jacob Collins, Kamille Corry, Hollis Dunlap, Louise Fenne, Richard Greathouse, Amaya Gurpide, Daniel Graves, Cornelia Hernes, Brendan Johnston, Joshua LaRock, Rodrigo Mateo, Edward Minoff, Gregory Mortenson, Carolyn Pyfrom, Edmond Rochat, Irvin Rodriguez, Travis Schlaht, Jordan Sokol, Will St. John, Nicolas Uribe, Charles Weed and Justin Wood.
This exhibition celebrates the unique visions of 27 contemporary realists from around the world. These self-portraits represent the perspective of an emerging generation of artists and their pursuit of identity in a world of shifting artistic values. Exhibited works display a cross-section of styles, many representative of the pedagogies of the world’s foremost art academies: The Lyme Academy, The Florence Academy of Art, Grand Central Atelier, the School of Visual Arts and The Art Students League. Celebrating an artistic practice that reaches back to the Renaissance, the works of SELF-PORTRAIT offer compelling evidence that the legacy of great western art continues to live on through the practice of artists alive today. With the self-portrait as the shared origin of inspiration, these works present a dazzling synthesis of technical skill and personal vision.