Friday, May 30, 2014

Gugger Petter at Andrea Schwartz

Friday is the last day to catch the work of Danish artist Gugger Petter at Andrea Schwartz Gallery. Weaving her portraits with material created by recycled newspaper, Petter's works are inspired by her passion for Renaissance art.

 In the series “Portrait of a Young Man,” the male subjects reference the style of Renaissance portraiture. While her subjects retain the air and grace of the period, Petter has reversed their gaze to look out onto their audience, connecting them to our world and us. Instead of the flat, glossy surfaces of Renaissance art, Petter's materials tread an intriguing and ambiguous line between 3-dimensional sculpture, painting and mosaic.

Photos courtesy of DeWitt Cheng. Used by permission. Images from Andrea Schwarz Gallery.  

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