4/20 - 6/20 2017
This exhibition celebrates the unique visions of 27 contemporary realists from around the world. These self-portraits represent the perspective of an emerging generation of artists and their pursuit of identity in a world of shifting artistic values. These exhibited works display a cross-section of styles, many representative of the pedagogies of the world’s foremost art academies: The Lyme Academy, The Florence Academy of Art, Grand Central Atelier, the School of Visual Arts and The Art Students League. Celebrating an artistic practice that reaches back to the Renaissance, the works of SELF-PORTRAIT offer compelling evidence that the legacy of great western art continues to live on through the practice of artists alive today. With the self-portrait as the shared origin of inspiration, these works present a dazzling synthesis of technical skill and personal vision.