the art of the portrait
Opening Reception: Friday, September 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Belmont Gallery of Art (BGA) is pleased to present See You, See Me, the art of the portrait. Belmont-based noted artist Jennie Summerall, whose portrait of biologist and author Edward O. Wilson hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, serves as guest juror for this open juried show.
See You, See Me which features portraits by 46 regional artists (including 19 local Belmont aritsts), showcases work created in both traditional and representational styles, as well as more experimental approaches. Portraits, as defined by the show, should be a representation of a particular person or animal and should convey visual information about that someone in particular. The various media used in the works displayed includes drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, collage and mixed media.
All of the work featured in See You, See Me has a story behind it. Among the many unique portraits included in the exhibit is Belmont artist Iris Chandler’s lithograph based on a photograph of her husband taken during World War II and incorporating fragments of a letter he wrote one long winter night while caring for the sick and wounded during the Battle of the Bulge in Liege, Belgium.
Artists include: Eric Almquist, Christine Arthur, Margot Borgo, Bobby Busnach, Julliette Carignan, Iris Chandler, John Cocke, Jennifer Dubost, Joanna Dunn, Emilia Farrell, Cara FitzGibbon, Noriko Fox, Kathryn Geismar, Lisa Gibalerio, Julianne Hertz, Richard Hill, Mary Hilt, Charles Holt, Kay Hudgins, Nina Jordan, A. Regina Kalajian, Elizabeth Kostojohn, Kwan Kew Lai, Adrienne Landry, Marilyn Levitt, Tony Loreti, Jeannette Martin, Pearl McCarthy, Jason Polins, Mardy Rawls, Sara Reilly, Tom Reisz, Elizabeth Rozan, Christine Sandvik, Ruth Scotch, Katha Seidman, Tali Silver, Jack Skinner, Rebecca Skinner, Jeanne Smith, Karen Watson, John M. Williams, Alan Witschonke, Zoe Perry-Wood, A. David Wunsch, and William Zinn.
Many of the exhibiting artists have additional work on their websites. Please visit using links provided in the above list.