UT Downtown Gallery / 106 S. Gay St. September 2, 2016 - September 30, 2016

Marcia Goldenstein
Judith Page
Leah Schrager
Gail Skudera

Persona: Process Portraiture brings together four contemporary artists currently with and expanding the definition of portraiture through a variety of processes. In this exhibition, the work of Marcia Goldenstein, Judith Page, Leah Schrager, and Gail Skudera originates from a photographic portrait that is physically manipulated or altered by combining other mediums and multiple techniques. Through this modification of found photographic images or original portraits the artist reveals new meanings and constructs new questions. The figure in each new piece is redefined and a different identity is revealed or left ambiguous, allowing the viewer freedom to compose new definitions. 

Curated by T. Michael Martin, Director of University Galleries, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky