A Look Within & Beyond the Selfie Exhibition
TACHP takes a Look at Self-Portraits!
In the main gallery: A Look Within: Judy Norris & Suzette Bross
TACHP exhibits two Chicago artists who explore the representation of self and others through art. Judy Norris has been painting for fifty years, with a prolific collection of works often reflecting her own life. As a kind of visual diary, there is a complexity between herself and viewer as her self portraits do not look us in the eye, but rather she turns her back to us, leading us further into her private world. By Contrast, Suzette Bross’ For the Glass, transforms the traditional portrait by turning a digital flatbed scanner into a contemporary version of the photographic plate. “Meditating on the tradition of portraiture, Bross mimics the sharp details and imperfections in the surfaces of 19th-century studio portraits. Her relationship with her subjects becomes a performative act of photographing.” By pushing technology into the past, Bross creates an intimacy with her subjects, including herself through her own self portrait. Together, their work exemplifies a commonality of self expression seen through very different lenses.
Lecture Gallery: Beyond the Selfie
The Art Center Highland Park (TACHP) presents a juried exhibition of work that reaches beyond the traditional concept of a self-portrait. With over 75 entries, our guest jurors, Judy Norris and Suzette Bross, chose art that reflects interpretations of the self-portrait theme . In today’s obsession with “Selfies,” we found that often artists push the boundaries of self-expression and representation.
East Gallery- Express Your Selfie @ TAC
TACHP facilitates an interactive self-portrait activity, initiated by Director of Education, Mindy Tiberi. Visitors to the gallery will have the opportunity to create their own self-portrait to add to our walls.
TACHP teams with the Highland Park Police Department and Edgewood Middle School, inspired by the International Program, Photovoice, to combine photography with social change and self-portraiture. The HP police has asked students at Edgewood to create a photograph to reveal what a healthy life means to them. “It’s all about choices. Students are faced with making choices every day. The most important choices they are faced with often have an impact on their health and well-being.”
For more information: https://theartcenterhp.org/future-exhibitions