These two definitions work together to define the concept behind Faces. Thomasville Center for the Arts, in partnership with KeySouth, welcomes Kristen Valle, Elton Burgest, and Sarah Painter to Grassroots Coffee Co. for a public exhibition from October to December. Despite the clear differences in style present in each of the artist’s work, they all can relate when it comes to subject matter and concept.
Portraiture is the reoccurring theme throughout this show. Each artist takes drastically different approaches in how they express the essence of the individuals in their work, showing an appreciation for artistic diversity. It is through the expressions of these portraits that the viewer has no choice but to connect with the image at hand and inevitably is confronted with whatever story it has to tell. By creating a compelling image of a face using artistic intention, it leads to the action of facing whatever message is being sent by both the artist and the figure being depicted.
The Opening Reception of Faces will be held at Grassroots on Thursday, October 5th from 5:30-6:30 pm, followed by an intimate Creative Conversation with the artists from 6:30-7:30 pm.