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Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design
6640 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
January 11, 2019 to March 17, 2019

An exhibition that explores the breadth of contemporary sculptural portraiture.

Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 6-8 p.m.

Throughout history portraiture has been a means for creating a likeness of a person; a bellwether for emerging technologies; a magnet for material experimentation; and an exploration of social status. The ancient Greeks produced portraits of both gods and important citizens; during the Renaissance artists were commissioned to paint portraits of nobles and royals.

To this day, portraiture has both expressed the breadth of social experience and highlighted the gaps between social strata. Contemporary portraiture, more so than that of any other time, has embraced portraiture on a viral level, using it to express who we are and what we stand for.

The works in this exhibition are in some ways keeping with tradition – works depict either iconic figures from history or study a more archetypal range of emotions and identities. However, in other ways the works represented speak in a fresh voice, to the material and cultural minutia of this moment.

FREE

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    An exhibition that explores the breadth of contemporary sculptural portraiture.

    Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 6-8 p.m.

    Throughout history portraiture has been a means for creating a likeness of a person; a bellwether for emerging technologies; a magnet for material experimentation; and an exploration of social status. The ancient Greeks produced portraits of both gods and important citizens; during the Renaissance artists were commissioned to paint portraits of nobles and royals.

    To this day, portraiture has both expressed the breadth of social experience and highlighted the gaps between social strata. Contemporary portraiture, more so than that of any other time, has embraced portraiture on a viral level, using it to express who we are and what we stand for.

    The works in this exhibition are in some ways keeping with tradition – works depict either iconic figures from history or study a more archetypal range of emotions and identities. However, in other ways the works represented speak in a fresh voice, to the material and cultural minutia of this moment.

    FREE

    6640 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis MO 63130
6640 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63130

(314) 534-7528

Current Profile

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design
6640 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
January 11, 2019 to March 17, 2019

An exhibition that explores the breadth of contemporary sculptural portraiture.

Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 6-8 p.m.

Throughout history portraiture has been a means for creating a likeness of a person; a bellwether for emerging technologies; a magnet for material experimentation; and an exploration of social status. The ancient Greeks produced portraits of both gods and important citizens; during the Renaissance artists were commissioned to paint portraits of nobles and royals.

To this day, portraiture has both expressed the breadth of social experience and highlighted the gaps between social strata. Contemporary portraiture, more so than that of any other time, has embraced portraiture on a viral level, using it to express who we are and what we stand for.

The works in this exhibition are in some ways keeping with tradition – works depict either iconic figures from history or study a more archetypal range of emotions and identities. However, in other ways the works represented speak in a fresh voice, to the material and cultural minutia of this moment.

FREE

  • View Map
  • 2019-01-11 00:00:00 2019-01-31 00:00:00 America/Chicago Current Profile

    An exhibition that explores the breadth of contemporary sculptural portraiture.

    Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 6-8 p.m.

    Throughout history portraiture has been a means for creating a likeness of a person; a bellwether for emerging technologies; a magnet for material experimentation; and an exploration of social status. The ancient Greeks produced portraits of both gods and important citizens; during the Renaissance artists were commissioned to paint portraits of nobles and royals.

    To this day, portraiture has both expressed the breadth of social experience and highlighted the gaps between social strata. Contemporary portraiture, more so than that of any other time, has embraced portraiture on a viral level, using it to express who we are and what we stand for.

    The works in this exhibition are in some ways keeping with tradition – works depict either iconic figures from history or study a more archetypal range of emotions and identities. However, in other ways the works represented speak in a fresh voice, to the material and cultural minutia of this moment.

    FREE

    6640 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis MO 63130
6640 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63130

(314) 534-7528