‘Portrait’ Exhibition

Oxford Art Weeks – Portrait Exhibition, Cornerstone Gallery

It is in our nature to try to categorise. In prehistoric times, our survival could depend on quick recognition of members of our tribe or strangers. We also divide into gender and age and handle our expectations accordingly. Colour, unfortunately, is another point of categorisation. What then will we do with an image that is neither very female or male, of indefinite age and is green? The image is even hung in an unusual manner. Does this cause us some confusion, discomfort that we can’t categorise with confidence, that we cannot answer '?'

Portrait, Ink, Bleach, canvas, conceptual