Retratos Compartidos/Shared Portraits is an interactive performance/display project in which visitors participate by using a specially designed double-sided drawing table in the gallery to make and exhibit portraits. The shared portraits are displayed on the wall to track the growth of the project and the moments of exchange that occur during its run. The artist will periodically work in the gallery to produce on-site paintings that become part of the exhibit, using participants' drawings as inspiration. This project was previously performed in Guadalajara, Mexico, where the project’s ultimate aim was to exchange cultural awareness through looking carefully at someone while drawing them, imparting cultural information in a different, more intimate manner.
June 10, 2012
Location1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington County, Virginia 22209
Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri.:11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat.:11a.m.-2a.m.*; Sun.: 11a.m.-9p.m. *Please note that we stay open until the end of our last evening event. We will ask all visitors to leave by 2 a.m. //Terrace Gallery Hours: Mon.-Fri.:11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat.: 11a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun.: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. //Office Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 9a.m.-11p.m.; Sat. and Sun.: 10a.m.-11p.m.
Mezzanine Gallery. Opening reception: Thu June 28 8 5:30-7:30 pm (artist talk with juror Kristina Bilonick at 6pm)
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