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Exhibition Opening: Friday, March 21, 2014, 6-8 p.m.
Runs Through: April 27, 2014

Aspects of the Self: Portraits of Our Times

Ruth C. Horton Gallery, Miles C. Horton Jr. Gallery, Sherwood Payne Quillen '71 Reception Gallery,  and Cube

Beginning with such icons of American art as Andy Warhol, Alex Katz, or Cindy Sherman, this exhibition traces the evolution of how many of the most prominent artists of our times have presented the self in not only painting and photography, but in 3-D and virtual or internet-based works of art. Spanning more than 40 years, this exhibition takes the tradition of portraiture as it evolved in the late 20th century and catapults it to the present. Representing emerging and established artists with stellar works from prominent museums, private collections, and artist’s studios, this exhibition examines the multi-faceted and ever-changing complexity of how the self is perceived and presented to the world. Artists from Virginia, as well as national and international artists, are represented in what promises to be one of the highlights of the 2014 exhibition season.

Featuring works from Christopher Baker, Tara Bogart, Brian Calvin, Mary Kate Claytor, Daniel Canogar, Chuck Close, Jim Dine, Charles LeDray, Ben Durham, Joan Gaustad, Elizabeth King, Janet Niewald, Julian Opie, Suzanne Opton, Tony Oursler, Daniel Rozin, Thomas Ruff, Andres Serrano, Jeanne Silverthorne, Cindy Sherman, Mickalene Thomas, Nicholas Vitelli, Andy Warhol, Kehinde Wiley, and Zhang Xiaogang.


Associate professor of history at Virginia Tech
Aspects of the Self: Portraits of our Times 
April 11, 2014
6:20 p.m.
Ruth C. Horton Gallery

Kehinde Wiley
Dacia Carter, 2012
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches
Private Collection
Photo courtesy of Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

Kehinde Wiley
Mama Ngagne, 2007
Oil on canvas
26 x 22 inches
Private Collection
Photo courtesy of Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

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