It has been said that auto-biography is impossible. One will never be able to view themselves in the same way the world sees them. That has not hindered the thousands of artists over the centuries who have used self-portraits as a means to express their core essence.
Artists have used self-portraits as studies, as final works, and as a way to explore their inner demons and desires. Inflated self-importance (think Albrecht Durer). Self-doubt and fear (think Edvard Munch). Social critique (think Cindy Sherman), and the list continues.
Join Gallery 924 during June and July, as we present a wide array of central Indiana artists' visions of self. Works include painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, video, poetry, and more.
Opening Reception: Friday, June 7 as part of IDADA First Friday Gallery Tour
Image: Amelia Morris, From the series An Honest Assessment, 2011