Sunday, May 9, 2010

Giorgi Gallery Presents: The Portrait Show

Portraits by 11 contemporary bay area artist will be on display at the Giorgi Gallery along with an abbreviated encore of the previous show: Nina Katz, a year in portraits.

The essence of portraiture is explored in drawing, painting and sculpture. The unifying theme of the show is the striking sense of humanity captured with widely divergent styles, sensibilities and subject matter.

Can a person's life be affirmed in one picture? Nina Katz has explored this and other questions with a daily ritual of sketching portraits from the Obituary section of the New York Times. Intrigued by repetition and process, Nina took her daily interest in reading NY Times obits to drawing them every day. A series of oil portraits evolved from this process as an obvious next step to creating a personal interpretation of public memory.

Nina's full year of original pencil drawings on accordion fold Moleskin sketchbooks will be displayed along with the Portrait Show. All portraits will be for sale including 5 limited edition reproductions of Nina's sketchbooks.

May 6 - June 4, 2010 Reception : Thursday, May 27th, 6-9 p.m..

Giorgi Gallery

"Where Art Stops Time"

2911 Claremont Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705

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