Opening: Saturday, July 11, 2020
Exhibition Dates: July 11–August 1, 2020
Presenting the eighth annual portrait show at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco. Since 2011 we’ve hosted this annual exhibition, which presents artists with a particular theme that plays on the history and pageantry of the painted portrait.
Portraits come in many forms, but none perhaps so defining as the profile. From the profile, one must extract visual clues about the subject with minimal amounts of information. In profile, the artist is able to preserve a sense of mystery about the subject or to keenly present a narrative, allowing the viewer to observe without being seen. Every profile is unique, and like fingerprints, the contours and lines that define our facial features are ours alone.