Colleen Barry, “Self Portrait with St. Jerome,” 2015, oil on panel, 9 x 12 in. © Eleventh Street Arts

Twenty-seven leading artists of the contemporary realist revival investigate modern character and identity through their own visages during this outstanding group exhibition in New York. Who are they, and where? Details here!

Located in Long Island City, New York, Eleventh Street Arts has a reputation for mounting must-see exhibitions. Representing the top realist painters every year, that exhibition trend certainly continues through “Self-Portrait,” opening April 20 and continuing through June 20.

Travis Schlaht, “In Between, Self Portrait Age 40,” 2016, oil on linen, 12 x 16 in. © Eleventh Street Arts
Travis Schlaht, “In Between, Self Portrait Age 40,” 2016, oil on linen, 12 x 16 in. © Eleventh Street Arts

“Self-Portrait” showcases paintings of this genre by 27 of the top contemporary representational painters, including Daniela Astone, Colleen Barry, Stephen Bauman, Benjamin Bjorklund, Patrick Byrnes, Jacob Collins, Kamille Corry, Hollis Dunlap, Louise Fenne, Richard Greathouse, Amaya Gurpide, Daniel Graves, Cornelia Hernes, Brendan Johnston, Joshua LaRock, Rodrigo Mateo, Edward Minoff, Gregory Mortenson, Carolyn Pyfrom, Edmond Rochat, Irvin Rodriguez, Travis Schlaht, Jordan Sokol, Will St. John, Nicolas Uribe, Charles Weed and Justin Wood.

Daniela Astone, “Self Portrait,” 2016, oil on copper, 8.4 x 6.4 in. © Eleventh Street Arts
Daniela Astone, “Self Portrait,” 2016, oil on copper, 8.4 x 6.4 in. © Eleventh Street Arts

As one of the most complex and vibrant genres, self-portraiture has allowed each of these artists to probe their identities in a world of “shifting artistic values,” the gallery writes. “Exhibited works display a cross-section of styles, many representative of the pedagogies of the world’s foremost art academies: The Lyme Academy, The Florence Academy of Art, Grand Central Atelier, The School of Visual Arts and The Art Students League. Celebrating an artistic practice that reaches back to the Renaissance, the works of ‘Self-Portrait’ offer compelling evidence that the legacy of great western art continues to live on through the practice of artists alive today. With the self-portrait as the shard origin of inspiration, these works present a dazzling synthesis of technical skill and personal vision.”

To learn more, visit Eleventh Street Arts.

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