Portrait Detectives

detectivesNew Complaint Filed Against Nahmads Over Modigliani Portrait
The V&A holds the national collection of British portrait miniatures, a unique watercolour art form which developed during the reign of Henry VIII and had its heyday in the reign of Queen Victoria before the rise in popularity of photography.  Portrait Society Gallery is pleased to unite them for the first time in this important exhibition. Portrait Society is pleased to present 12 black and white vintage photographs of Marie, printed by Eugene, and one hand-tinted original color portrait. About 60 percent of his approximately 5,700 extant glass plate negatives are studio portraits. Portrait Society has created a limited edition series of prints in collaboration with the Wisconsin Historical Society that will be available through the gallery. The photos are direct, simple, unmediated variations on the fashion photography Bielefeld engages in professionally for Kohl`s.The estate of a Paris dealer has sued the Nahmad Gallery in New York once again over a Amedeo Modigliani portrait, alleging that it had been seized by the Nazis and is now owned by the Nahmads.  In Shane Walsh`s second solo exhibition at Portrait Society, he shifts away from the highly chromatic work in the last show to a suite of tonal black and white paintings. Rafael Francisco Salas will exhibit a solo show in two venues, via an exciting collaboration with Portrait Society Gallery and Walker`s Point Center for the Arts, with an after-hours stop in the middle.New York portrait photographer Peter Hurley is back again with yet another pro portrait trick he uses for shooting better headshots of people.  Portrait Society will feature an installation that romanticizes a Mexican roadhouse, The Salas Eat,” creating the atmosphere, symbolism and items of nostalgia from the Mexican-American restaurant his family owned in rural Wautoma, WI. Walker`s Point Center for the Arts will present a series of large-scale drawings and sculpture. This is one of my most-used lenses – I would be lost without it – especially for portrait shoots.Celebrated American photographer Steve McCurry has been coming to India for more than three decades. Androgyny: An Exhibition by Lois Bielefeld will open Gallery Night, January 16, 2015, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Portrait Society Gallery, 207 E. Buffalo Street, Fifth Floor, Milwaukee. Bruce Knackert has built the indoor chapel and kathryn e. martin has installed a Winter Chapel across the street from Portrait Society at the Mercantile Building. As the artist says, The photographs invite the viewers to look, stare, and question, which unfortunately is what happens to the subjects on a regular basis in public.” Essentially, however, these portraits award us all permission to more fully be who we are, no matter what ‘pronoun` we ascribe to.Students will examine Vincent van Gogh`s self-portraits and letters to better understand the artist`s life story and personality.  Lois has her BFA in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology and from 2003-2010 she lived and worked in New York City. She is a 2012 recipient of the Nohl Fellowship and has shown at Inova, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, ArtStart, Portrait Society Gallery, and the Museum of Wisconsin Art. Lois is the recipient of the Luxembourg Artist Residence through the Museum of Wisconsin Art, which will begin in February 2015. Every year, Portrait Society Gallery invites an artist to build a Winter Chapel.
During the run of the exhibition, work will be available for sale from both of Bielefeld`s previous projects, The Bedroom,” and Weeknight Dinners.” In addition, for every Androgyny” portrait purchased, a print will be donated to the Museum of Wisconsin Art, in an effort to institutionally secure and preserve this important project. The selected artist can create any type of room they want, with the only requirements being that it has a meditational quality and a place to sit. In every drawer the artist placed photos of naked people contorting each other`s bodies.Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design professor Leslie Fedorchuk is dedicating her sabbatical year to researching sacred/secular spaces and artist designed chapels to expand the depth and reach of this project, now in its sixth year. En masse, the installation presents a portrait of an icon, Jesus, and let`s us think about how his image was visual conceived and fashioned. Martin is building her Winter Chapel installation on the south side of the Mercantile building, 220 E. Buffalo Street, across the street from Portrait Society. Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee, is pleased to announce two new exhibitions. It has a solid range of portrait focal lengths with image quality that will please.As a nod to the upcoming holiday season, Portrait Society will also present Raw vs Cooked, a group exhibition with all of the work priced under $500. Participants include: Shane Walsh (artist) FROZEN; Lynne Shumow (Haggerty Museum of Art) RAW; Colin Matthes and Makeal Flammini (artists) BAKED; Trent Miller (Madison Public Library Program Coordinator/artist) FRIED; and the art collective Gnaw STIRRED. In a scene in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, a portrait features Lord Voldemort.Please contact Debra Brehmer at Portrait Society Gallery, 207 E. Buffalo Street, Fifth Floor, Milwaukee, for additional information. Canadian artist Janet Werner and Milwaukee painter Ariana Huggett open the fall season at Portrait Society Gallery. Werner`s work focuses on the fictional portrait as a vehicle to explore subjectivity and desire, especially involving femininity.Her exhibition at Portrait Society, Everyday Spaces,” includes 20 small-scale oil paintings done on-site, over a period of days. This is an exhibition of paintings created since the artist graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in the spring of 2014. For additional information and images, contact Debra Brehmer, Portrait Society Gallery, portraitsocietygallery@ , 414 870-9930.
The British-Pakistani artist Nasser Azam said he was inspired to create a portrait of Yousafzai, who is still only 18, after following her activism and then reading her autobiography, I Am Malala. It will be digitally displayed at the Library of Birmingham and electronic copies will be added to the National Portrait Gallery`s archive. A previous notable portrait created by Azam, who studied business at the University of Birmingham, was an unauthorised study of the Lady Thatcher done in the style of Picasso`s blue period. Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography.The portrait of Yousafzai is expected to go on permanent display at the ITM, a new medical research centre in Birmingham. Photographers from across the world and 130 countries shared their strongest portraiture and our international jury carefully selected a powerful and diverse group. The work below showcases the full range of what portraiture has to offer — environmental portraits, conceptual work, self-portraits, digitally manipulated images — all within intricate, nuanced series or arresting single images. Alexa Becker is the Acquisitions Editor for photography and art books for Kehrer Verlag Book Publisher.The Griffin Museum of Photography located in Winchester outside Boston, Massachusetts, is a small nonprofit photography museum whose mission is to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional and social impact. However, at the beginning these techniques required very long exposure times and is therefore difficult to find very young children depicted.She holds an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University, BA from Regis College, is a graduate of the New England School of Photography and is a current candidate for her Masters in Education at Lesley University. She is a regular participant in national and local portfolio reviews, has been a panelist and featured speaker at photography events and conferences including MacWorld. She is on the advisory board of the New England School of Photography and the Flash Forward Festival Boston.She has been a panelist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council`s Photography Fellowships and is a nominator for the Prix Pictet in Geneva, Switzerland, a nominator for the Heinz Prize in Pennsylvania, the Robert Gardner Fellowship at Harvard University, the St. Botolph Prize and the Rappaport Prize in Massachusetts. The John Kobal New Work Award, worth £5,000, was won by Tereza Červeňová for her portrait of her friend Yngvild. The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 exhibition runs from 12 November 2015 to 21 February 2016 at the National Portrait Gallery, London.