Infinite Jest: Portraiture, Whimsy and Memory, an exhibit of recent paintings by Jim Dultz, Beau Bernier Frank and David Richardson, opens Friday, January 13th in the gallery. A reception will be held for the artists from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
A portrait sounds like a relatively straightforward thing — a picture of someone — but across time it has proven to be a much more mysterious creature. There are adopted portraits, abstract portraits, vanity portraits, portraits of homes and desks and backpack contents, postmortem portraits, and portraits that are just piles of candy. This exhibit explores portraiture as a site of radical artistic experimentation, as it moves between conceptual and symbolic associations from the artist and their subjects. The exhibit can be seen through February 17th.