Judy D. Shane
June 17 - July 9, 2017
“The Painted Photograph – Portraits” explores the abstracted representation of culturally popular film characters. These artworks abandon traditional painted and photographic approaches commonly associated with portraiture where visual realism is key and facial and/or figurative expression is conveyed. Instead, pictorial “Likeness” is reduced to the subjects’ observed colour within their respective film narrative using sculpted brushstrokes of paint. The subjects as thus become reintroduced to the viewer as colour caricatures of their original selves.