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SELF ABSORBED

June 1st-30th 2017
Opening Reception: Friday June 2nd 6-9PM

Self Absorbed is a peek inside fifteen artists and how they view themselves. This exhibition aims to highlight the importance of portraiture, but more specifically self-portraits. Why do artists create self-portraits? Perhaps we like knowing we’re rendering ourselves immortal, or to gain a better understanding of the figure as we happen to be the most available subject. Whatever the case, intense introspecting occurs as the canvas literally absorbs the paint. Each piece is indicative of how the artists view themselves creating a true exploration of identity. With a large selection of works in various mediums Self-Absorbed allows us to observe, as the creator becomes the subject.

Through the rise of the “selfie”, self-portraiture has arguably become one of the most popular visual genres and this exhibition aims to enhance our understanding of portraiture through artists:

Brent Houzenga
Ceaux
Alex Podesta
Matthew Hance
Reuben Cheatem
JoLean Barkley
Angel
Wendo
Katlyn Hubner
Marc Fresh
Kristen Downing
Alexis Moon
Jacob Edwards
Leroy Miranda Jr.
Emily Lovejoy

Treo, 3835 Tulane Ave. New Orleans, La
www.treonola.com | www.emilylovejoy.com
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By: Emily Lovejoy

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