'Selfie' group exhibit @ Stephanie Chefas Projects
As personal the self-portrait can be, it's also a form that's commonly defined by expectation and familiarity. For SELFIE, opening April 8th at Stephanie Chefas Projects, participating artists were invited to unlock the shackles of tradition and take the notion of 'self' as a launch pad for pure creative expression. Looking deep within, each artist went beyond the flesh to offer profound glimpses into their souls. The result is a truly spectacular array of intimate iconography from some of the contemporary art scene's most exciting talents.
Featuring new work from John Felix Arnold III, Ana Bagayan, Jana Brike, Adrian Landon Brooks, Adrian Cox, Vanessa Foley, Monica Kim Garza, Caleb Hahne, Maria Kreyn, Mike Lee, Brian Mashburn, Mako Miyamoto, Jennifer Nehrbass, Jeff P., Meryl Pataky, Erik Mark Sandberg, Lucien Shapiro, Kevin Sloan, Marnie White, Kristen Liu Wong, and Christine Wu. The works range from familiar to abstract and unite under the banner of one theme: that these images best represent the notion of 'self' to the artist.
SELFIE is on view through April 30th at Stephanie Chefas Projects, 305 SE 3rd Ave #202, Portland, OR 97214, www.stephaniechefas.com