Modern Eden Gallery proudly presents Self-ish, our annual portrait invitational. Every year we challenge a select group of artists with a particular theme, which plays on the history and pageantry of the painted portrait. This year’s theme invites artists to consider the self-portrait through a modern lens.
In a selfie dominated culture, we are excited to see our invited artists take the longstanding tradition of the painted self-portrait into a more contemporary representation of self. The exhibition challenges participating artists to re-imagine the self-portrait outside of the academic approach, creating imaginative, symbolic, idealized, or representational versions of self.