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January 15, 2007

Character Reference



MTAA is in a group show -- "Character Reference" -- opening January 18th at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery. We hope that if you’re in NYC that you can come out and see the show.

"Character Reference" is a group show featuring an international group of contemporary artists. The portrait as a genre has enjoyed an enduring popularity throughout the history of art. As depictions of power and wealth, or socialist realist studies, through its current pervasiveness in contemporary photography, the portrait has long played a key role in creating and questioning identity. Through the works in “Character Reference” the artists Oliver Laric, MTAA, Julian Opie, Lee Walton and Marina Zurkow all mine this rich genre. These artists do not simply employ the portrait as a means to depict specific individuals but rather use the form to represent broader cultural types.

January 19 - February 24 2007 :: Opening Reception: January 18, 6-8pm :: 601 West 26th Street, Suite 1240, New York, NY 10001.

Posted by jo at January 15, 2007 06:04 PM