On Portraiture Opening Reception
CityLife Barbers (201 W. 22nd St., Manhattan)
Ken Morton and Ben Peterson created four character portraits through a series of photographs and video stills. These very different portraits, all of the same man, demonstrate how powerfully cultural and material cues influence perception.
Eight artists react to these portraits with a story of the characters day or with the drawing of a tattoo for the character. For each portrait, two artists’ interpretations illuminate the character while revealing the interpreting artists’ own perspective.