Group Show on Portraiture, at Julie Saul
This cleverly chosen group of
photographs suggests the various ways artists deal with portraiture. In many
instances here, they avoid direct confrontation with human subjects by
photographing dolls, mannequins, paintings, or other representations.
Arne Svenson brings us face to face with an
unnervingly expressive forensic model of a child, based on skeletal remains,
and Tanya Marcuse zeroes in on the seductive smile of a reclining wax figure.
Other photographers—Valérie Belin, Gary Schneider, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons,
Hellen van Meene—find ways to emphasize the shifting reality of the portrait
with images of real people that slip into beguiling fictions.