RAY TURNER – POPULATION

Population portrait by Ray Turner.

Population portrait by Ray Turner.

June 16 – September 16, 2012 

Ray has revitalized the art of portraiture, which was once reserved for society’s elite. The artist builds upon the 19th century democratization of this tradition by capturing the essence of place through a group of its inhabitants. As he travels from region to region Population will grow as more portraits are added and museums across the country join us in hosting this exhibition.

Ray’s evocative portraits are more than representations. They are modules in a larger composition designed by the artist to call our attention to elements of abstraction – color, value, and composition. From the 12 x 12-inch paintings on glass to the large-scaled installation of them in the gallery, the artist ‘s work will help us to see art and our community in new ways.

This exhibition is organized and traveled by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, and sponsored by the Thrive Foundation for Youth.