This Sunday, Stacya Silverman Fine Art Photography Gallery is hosting an opening reception for “The Portrait Reframed” – an exhibition of photographic portraiture by local Northwest artists – this Sunday, March 8th from 1pm to 4pm.
All of the artists featured demonstrate unique abilities to capture images of living, breathing, human beings in the historic tradition of portraiture.
Posed and thoughtful, the portraits these artists create go beyond the modern selfie or quick snapshot that are ubiquitous in today’s online world. With modern technology, everyone can be a photographer – but not everyone is an artist.
The Portrait Reframed aims to show the key difference between the average iPhone photo and a professional artist’s personal view of a portrait. Artists featured include Anita Nowacka, Davis Freeman, Edye Colello-Morton, Jay Defehr, Ron Reeder and Thomas Schworer.
“Davis Freeman often photographs his subjects with their eyes closed. Both Anita Nowacka and Edye Colello-Morton look for a certain spark that lets us into their subject’s world. Jay Defehr ignores conventional ideals by celebrating scars, ridges, angles—even perspiration. Ron Reeder often draws upon the style, lighting and composition of photographers from the past. Thomas Schworer has people answer a questionnaire, so that he can incorporate images of their inner-life and history within their portrait.”
This post includes photos from all six artists – Davis Freeman at the top, followed by Jay Defehr, and Thomas Schworer. Below are images from Ron Reeder and Edye Colello-Morton. A portrait by Anita Nowacka is at the end of the post.
Stacya Silverman Fine Art Photography Gallery is at 614 West McGraw Street, Suite 101 (across from Macrina Bakery).
Stop by on Sunday for the artists’ reception or anytime through June to check out the modern portrait.