FACE VALUE - A reflection on contemporary portraiture

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Exhibition: 16 June - 4 October

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Featured Artists: Glenys Barton, Paul Benney, Isabel Castro Jung, Stephen Chambers RA, Eileen Cooper RA, Bouke de Vries, Helen David, Aine Divine, Sam Faulkner, Bruce French, Anthony Green RA, Raoof Haghighi, Lee Jeffries, Annie Kevans, Sadie Lee, Chris Levine, Alexander Massouras, Jennifer McRae RSA, Ishbel Myerscough, Mariele Neudecker, Laura New, Laura Quinn, Liz Rideal, Tai Shan Schierenberg, Hattie Stewart, Andrew Tift and Emily Tull


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Collyer Bristow presents 'Face Value', curated by Kathleen Soriano. The exhibition sees her undertake a consideration of contemporary portraiture through the work of 27 emerging and established artists, covering a broad range of media from porcelain to thread, from oils to ink, from etching to photography. Kathleen Soriano spent 18 years of her career as Director of Exhibitions & Collections at the National Portrait Gallery, running the BP Portrait Award for the majority of that time, and is now one of the judges on SkyArts' successful SkyArts Portrait Artist of the Year series.

Over forty works of art will be presented in an exhibition that celebrates those artists who continue to make portraiture central to their work but who also continue to push the boundaries of the genre. Artists include Royal Academicians Eileen Cooper, Stephen Chambers and Anthony Green, as well as past BP Portrait Award winners such as Tai Shan Schierenberg, Ishbel Myerscough and Andrew Tift. Also featured are celebrated contemporary artists like Chris Levine, Annie Kevans, Liz Rideal, Sam Faulkner, Mariele Neudecker, Bouke de Vries and a number of finalists from SkyArts Portrait Artist of the Year.


Images: Alexander Massouras, Andrew Tift, Chris Levine, Jennifer McRae RSA, Paul Benney, Sam Faulkner  

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