Alexa Meade creates her portraits in three-dimensional space by painting directly on top of live models, which appear to be two-dimensional paintings when photographed.
For Portraits After 5: Camera-Ready Color, Meade will create an interactive installation in the Kogod Courtyard of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery that will allow viewers of the art to become participants by entering into the space, experiencing it in depth, and reinterpreting the work through their own photography. The installation will reference the innovation in Harry Warnecke’s photographic portraits seen in the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition In Vibrant Color.
June 6th, 2012
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Washington, DC 20004