Mirus Gallery is pleased to present Anamorphic Portraiture, a dynamic exhibition featuring acclaimed international and regional contemporary artists working within the realm of disrupted portraiture. We currently live in world wrought with over stimulation, rapid consumption, and mental illness that often causes one to question what defines an individual’s sense of identity. Science has shown that identity is largely tied to perceptual and neurological representation of facial features. This exhibition brings into question what part of identity is brought to surface or manipulated when the facial features of a figure are morphed, de/re-constructed, or masked. The artists exhibiting in this group show consistently use methods of abstraction to create portraits representing facial tensions of inner conflict, emotional confusion, mental anguish, existential dread or even psychosis.
Adam Caldwell, Alex Rupert, Alexandra Levasseur , Angel 41, Akira Beard, Benjamin Carbonne , Bohdan Burenko, Brett Amory, Clayton Brothers, Dan Hampe, Dain, Eric Haacht
, Frans Smit, Jennifer Nehrbass, Joseph Lee, Joseph Loughborough, Marco Rea, Stefaan De Crook / STROOK, Tobias Krueger, Wyatt Mills.
Special guest artist, Benjamin Carbonne, has traveled from France to paint live at the event.
About Mirus Gallery:
Mirus Gallery is a dynamic exhibition space in the heart of downtown San Francisco, championing new movements in contemporary art. Established by curator and art dealer, Paul Hemming, the gallery features a program of contemporary artwork by emerging and mid-career artists in both solo and thematically organized group shows. Mirus Gallery aims to engage viewers on a sentient, emotional and evocative level, highlighting work that
emphasizes technical skill and process.
540 Howard Street, 3rd Fl,
San Francisco, California 94105