Alex Pravich

Torso Study 1, 1995

Oil on masoite

12 x 12 in

Anita Arliss

Arrival, 1971-2016

Digital photographic collage

12 x 12 in

Antonio Petracca

Self Portrait with Ancestors,

Mixed media

8 ¼ x 10 in

Bennett Lieberman

Process of Elimination, 2016

Digital print on sintra

14 x 14 in

Camille Eskell

Promises Made, FOR KEEP’S SAKE series, 2001

Resin, graphite, colored pencil, faux flowers, wood

7 x 7 x 5 in

Cynthia Consentino

Self Portrait with Gun, 2005

Clay, slip, oils, wax, epoxy

37 x 15 ½ x 22 in

Frank Foster Post

FFP Self Portrait, 2014

Silkscreen on Board

20 ¾ x 16 in

Gennadi Barbush

Double Portrait, 2008

Oil on canvas board

24 x 24 in

Jean-Claude Rovira

L’Atelier Chez Moi (My Workshop), 2009

Oil on canvas

56 x 28 in

Jin-Kang Park

Self-Portrait, 2012

Watercolor on Paper

7 ½ x 5 ½ in

Joan Wheeler

See Me, 2014

Oil on wood panel

14 x 11 in

John Spinks

Self Portrait, 2012

Acrylic, paper, collage and pencil on Arches paper

24 x 18 in

Judith Page

September 17 (Cumulation), 2009

Tar Gel, mixed media

15 ½ x 14 ½ x 1 ½ in

Krassimir (Krasso) Mihaylov

Future Self Portrait, 2007

Oil on canvas mounted on board

12 5/8 x 16 ¾ in

Mary Ting

Pick Poke Choke, 2009/2015

Paper, silkscreen, wax, thread

23 x 19 in (framed)

Nina Bentley

Eros Interruptus, 2010

Photographic transfer on encaustic paint

12 x 14 in

Pauline Galiana

Self-portraits 13, 2008

Dry pastel pigment and newsprint on paper

Peter Konsterlie

Self Dot Dot Dot (yellow, green & black), 2014-2016

Enamel, marker, sand on canvas

12 x 9 in

Rafael Melendez

Untitled (Dig A Hole Fill A Hole) (1981, 1986, 1967), n/d

Gesso, acrylic, acrylic ink, color pencil and pen on recycled paper

11 ½ x 8 ¼ in

Roman Turovsky

Selbstbildnis, 2006

Oil on wood

15 x 32 in

Rossanna Taormina

Self Portrait

Holed paper

8 x 6 in

Tony Moore

Intersection, 2008

Ceramic, natural ash wood-fired 4 days

9 x 12 x 3 ½ in

Victor Matthews

Self Portrait, 1986

Acrylic on terracotta

12 ½ x 9 x 4 ½ in

William Thompson

Self Portrait, 2010

Oil on Masonite

9 x 6 ½ in

Zane York

The Operations Manager, 2016

Ballpoint pen and gouache on toned paper

9 x 6 in

Facie: Self Portraiture Interpreted by 25 Artists

curated by D. Dominick Lombardi

November 17 – December 27, 2016

Galerie Protégé is please to present "Facie: Self Portraiture Interpreted by 25 Artists" curated by D. Dominick Lombardi
November 17th-December 27th, 2016
Opening reception, Thursday November 17th from 6-8pm

The 'selfie' is one of the more ubiquitous aspects of social media, which is, after all, the 'society' that is easiest to access. A 'selfie' is often used to sex-up one's image, prove you 'were there', record time with friends, or simply serve as your 'current', posed self-portrait. 

For this exhibition, we try to change the narrative - maybe even move it back a bit to a time and place where the self-portrait said much more than 'Here's me -- do you see me, see what's going on behind me!?' No, a true self-portrait reveals something of the soul of the subject -- something that moves beyond a visible resemblance to an emotional, cultural or intellectual expression of the individual.

The term 'facie' comes from a recent conversation I had with my wife Diane, who often finds the wrong/right word for things. She meant 'selfie' but by saying 'facie' she suggests thought and expression is as vital as identiy or representation. Our face is how we convey our emotions, how we reveal our mood or show our age and hopefully our wisdom. It's where communication usually begins and so often ends with a memory that is as elastic as the flesh that facilitates human interaction. 

As is sometimes the case, this exhibition began with one thought inspired by one work of art: a self portrait by Jean-Claude Rovira. Rovira's "L'Atelier Chez Moi (My Workshop)(2009)" and the other 24 works in the exhibition reveal the breadth and depth of the artists who struggle in the solitude of the studio to project the unedited self. 

-D. Dominick Lombardi, curator