Robert Altman
Film Director, NYC, 1983
Gelatin on silver print
18 x 18 inches

Andrew Borowiec
East Liverpool, Ohio, 1986
Gelatin silver print
19 x 13 inches

Jeffery Becom
Boy with Ignuanas, Kilometro, Treinta, Hondura, 1995
Ilfochrome print
20 x 30 inches

Jeffery Becom
Burden of Sand, Balesar, Rajasthan, India, 2008
Pigment ink print on 100% cotton German etching paper
10 x 8 inches

Marina Cook
Barrak and Michelle Obama, Chicago, Illinois, 26 May 1996
Gelatin silver print
16 1/2 x 15 3/8 inches

Jen Davis
Purity, 2004
Chromogenic color photograph
24 x 20 inches

Jen Davis
Fantasy No. 1, 2004
Chromogenic color photograph
20 x 24 inches

Andre Kertesz
Portrait of Elizabeth with Crown of Thorns, 1980
Unique SX-70 Polaroid print
3 x 3 inches

Weegee (Arthur Fellig)
The Critic, Metropolitan Opera, 1943
Vintage Gelatin silver print, ferrotyped
10 x 8 inches

Marina Cook
William Kentridge, Johannesburg, South Africa, 18 July 2010
Gelatin silver print
16 ⅞ x 14 13/16 inches

About Face: Peculiar Portraits

Curated by Lee Marks

October 20 – November 26, 2011

Garvey|Simon Art Access is proud to present ABOUT FACE: Peculiar Portraits, a photography exhibition dedicated to the portrait, curated by Lee Marks of Lee Marks Fine Art. Ms. Marks is a private photography dealer, consultant and founding member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD). The show will feature works by eleven artists in a variety of photo-based media and will be centered on the use of portraiture in both traditional and non-traditional guises. The exhibition will run from October 20 – November 26, 2011. There will be a reception the evening of November 12 to celebrate this exhibition, which will coincide with the Second Saturday Gallery Walk in the Carmel Arts + Design District.
If eyes are “the windows to the soul,” the face might offer a road map to one’s personality, eccentric in all its twists and turns. With 15 photographs from the late 1940s to the present, this exhibition seeks to present faces of human beings and animals depicted realistically, abstractly, cut off, and even absent. Technical and formal peculiarities of the medium offer as much commentary as the represented faces.