Paul Robeson Galleries

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror is an exhibition and publication featuring contemporary artists whose work could be classified as portraiture (in the broadest sense of the word). A portrait is most commonly recognized as a likeness of the face, or upper part of the human form. The artworks challenge dominant paradigms about such things as gender, race, age, societal norms, technology, and beauty. The emphasis on the exhibition is on provoking curiosity and discussion rather than providing a definitive definition of what constitutes a ‘portrait’.… Continued “Mirror Mirror”

HAIR

Hair grows everywhere on the human body except the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, eyelids, and lips. This exhibition will explore many ways in which hair is artistically represented, including cultural, anthropological, historical, and physical.

The Wicked Twins: Fame and Notoriety

The United States has been described as having a fame hungry culture, which has been fuelled in recent years by the plethora of communication devices, social networking sites which facilitate the dispersal of information in real time, and a slew of reality programming on both television and the internet. This exhibition will focus on the work of artists who address ideas about fame and infamy, celebrity culture, current idols, imitation of celebrities, and attempts to secure at least 15 minutes in the spotlight.… Continued “The Wicked Twins: Fame and Notoriety”