© Nadine Rovner/Courtesy of Gallery 339. Above: “In Her Own,” 2008.
With About Face, Gallery 339 is pleased to present an exhibition that concentrates on recent portraiture concerned with the face. There are few things more varied and interesting than the face. It embodies our individuality and projects it to the world in a way that nothing else does. Yet at the same time, there are few things more ubiquitous than a face. The artist must work with a constrained but complex formula of physical features and expression to unlock something that surmounts the ordinary and connects the viewer to the subject. While diverse in style, scale and process, all the images in this exhibition take the mystery, subtlety and individuality of the face as a primary subject. About Face is on view until September 10, 2011.