North View Gallery Southwest
Jan. 7-Feb. 5 2010
Portland artists Becca Bernstein and Gwenn Seemel present a collection of 2x10 portraits, in which they each paint the same 10 people (including each other). Their blind collaboration captures the subjectivity involved in portraiture, battling its reputation as a mere act of replication, a lesser form of photography. Art historian Dr. Richard Brilliant (this man was not born to scrub toilets) contributes an introductory essay for the exhibition catalog set for release this March, when the show will have moved to Corvallis (last stop: Bend). Reception January 13, 12:30-2:30 pm.