As part of the ongoing Collections series, The Glenbow Museum, Calgary presents Portraits until June 19, 2011. The exhibition is a selection of contemporary art from Glenbow’s collection that challenges the traditional definition of portraiture. The selected artworks explore the limits of the portrait, an age-old practice.
Photographs by Geoffrey James ascribe personality to a town through thoughtful representation, while the lush and highly textured paintings of Tony Scherman (from his series About 1865), present a portrait of history imbued by the very materials used to compose them – encaustic and cornmeal. Images by Loretta Lux, John Hall and Napoleon Brousseau illustrate some of the bold new interpretations of portraiture found in contemporary art today. Finally, on display is a self portrait by multimedia artist and filmmaker Floria Sigismondi.
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