The Bigger Picture Kim Alsbrooks, Mary DeWitt, Elise Dodeles, James Doherty
January 17 - March 14
Each portraiture artist in “The Bigger Picture” collection approaches his or her subject in an unconventional fashion.
Kim Alsbrooks paints meticulous portraits on beer or soda cans that have been flattened by cars in the street. Elise Dodeles uses such a large quantity of paint in her application that her surface resembles a painter’s palette, built up with years of layers dried over time. Jim Doherty depicts delicate women on wood he finds at a building site or at the flea market. On luscious Mylar, Mary DeWitt paints bold, haunting portraits of people who are often forgotten behind locked doors. All of these artists’ subjects easily invite the viewer to ponder the much bigger picture that lies just below the surface. A full press release about the exhibition is available here.
For four or five years, I have been documenting the Princeton community. I have roamed the streets looking for scenes of daily life, and have gone to many special events. Most of the events pictured in this show were presented by the Arts Council! Among the events included in this show are the Halloween Parade, the Bollywood festival, and the Day of the Dead, as well as demonstrations in support of immigrant rights and the need to protect our environment. My hope is that this …
Video courtesy of the Princeton University Humanities Council Taking Pause is a documentary portrait project created by ACP Artist-in-Residence Robin Resch that asks people to reflect on what in their lives feels most essential. The project is on view in Princeton’s Dohm Alley from April-October 2021. With what do we identify and connect most deeply? What truly matters to us, and why? This series seeks to create telling portraits of people through what is deeply meaningful to them. To make these …