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Opening Reception for Xenia: Crossroads in Portrait Painting
January 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us to celebrate the opening of Xenia: Crossroads in Portrait Painting on Thursday, January 16 from 6-8 PM at Marianne Boesky Gallery. This group show explores the resurgence of portraiture as an incisive platform through which to consider the nature and meaning of identity. As our globalized society becomes increasingly marked by emigration, resettlement, and technological interconnectedness, so too have notions of the self become exponentially fractured and complex. Through the work of seventeen artists, Xenia: Crossroads in Portrait Painting captures the ways in which artists are leveraging the power of the portrait to express these intricacies, exposing the relationship between identity, place, and shifting social norms.