Unframed Portraits

Curated by Christina Zhang
Presented by World Art Media
June 1-15

Unframed Portraits presents a range of artists who explore unconventional depictions of the portrait. Deconstructing typical notions of what art history and contemporary society see as “portraiture,” Unframed Portraits investigates all aspects of portraiture from domestic documentation and archive to the exploration of the self. Elegant and elusive, the exhibition embraces the ambiguity in life, death, and art; often translating the tension between universal human frailty and the totemic qualities of the human image that are central to primitive art. Unframed Portraits captures the notion that identity is perhaps something more internal, more ephemeral, and more personal that what the eye may grasp on first glance.