March 1 - April 1, 2021
extended through APRIL, 2021
Kalila ABDUR-RAZZAQ Estelle J. BASSIN Anna BERGHUIS Julia BLOOM
Ciprian BUZILA Angel DOUGHERTY Amelia GALGON Robert HON
Julie Marie SEIBERT Gabriella MORENO Kassandra PALMER Daisuke TAKEYA
Oakley TAPOLA Peggy Taylor REID Mallory SM Maria STRACKE Carrie WILMARTH Noelle VELEZ
TussleProjects is excited to present "the Portrait", an online group exhibition curated by Laura Horne which includes the work of 18 artists all created within the last year.
This exhibition presents the portrait as a basic substructure of humanity; how do we ‘delicately’ approach identity, collective experiences, and collective politics through portraiture? Portraiture is a study of the intricate notions of the self, the other, and the spaces we occupy. Whether presented honestly or falsely, portraiture nevertheless presents a subject in the infinite present. Can portraiture still follow this same paradigm given all of the differences collective isolation presents for the future of our identity as whole?
"Now let's define great portraiture. It makes companionable for you a person who is identified or unknown, perhaps remote from you in geography or time (even dead, no matter), different from you in ways big or small, a lot or only the littlest bit like you in other ways, and, all in all, another exceedingly specific inhabitant of a certain planet, amid everything that cannot help but be." - Peter Schjeldahl.