September 11, 2019

“Making Portraits” Exhibit At PDS Art Gallery

“RUTH BADER GINSBERG”: This work by Andre Veloux, made of Lego bricks, is featured in “Making Portraits,” on view at the Anne Reid ‘72 Art Gallery at Princeton Day School through October 2. The exhibit features eight contemporary artists working in portraiture. A reception will be held on Friday, September 13 from 6-7:15 p.m.

“Making Portraits,” a new exhibition featuring eight contemporary artists working in portraiture, is on view in the Anne Reid ‘72 Art Gallery at Princeton Day School through October 2. A reception open to the public will be held on Friday, September 13 from 6-7:15 p.m.

They include Mario Moore, who received an M.F.A. in painting from the Yale School of Art in 2013, and was a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University during the 2018-2019 academic year. Currently, he has an exhibition at Princeton University of portraits of blue-collar workers on the Princeton campus, which he created during his Hodder fellowship. The portraits compel dialog about social justice, perceptions and realities of individuals in our society and their representation in American painting.

Shoshannah White is an interdisciplinary artist based in Portland, Maine, who received her B.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design. The Anne Reid ‘72 Art Gallery now has on loan 16 of her photographic and encaustic portraits, some of which have been featured in The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes by Christopher James. Her evocative and environmentally-based art works have been awarded grants and funding through organizations including the Taconic Foundation; Arts New Brunswick, Canada; the Kindling Fund, a SPACE Gallery re-granting program funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation; and the Maine Arts Commission, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. White has completed private and public commissions including eight public art installations — often incorporating photography into architectural and sculptural form.

Andre Veloux is a British artist who creates two- and three-dimensional wall hanging artworks through Lego bricks. His feminist-themed work expresses social commentary on gender, gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment. The Anne Reid ‘72 Gallery features two large Veloux portraits of Michelle Obama and Ruth Bader-Ginsburg in this exhibit. Veloux’s art is in private collections worldwide and has been shown in numerous exhibitions in the U.S., including SCOPE Miami Beach. He recently began a series of live art events, the first of which took place at Princeton University earlier this year.

The five other portrait artists in the exhibition are Trudy Borenstein-Sugiura, Ray Brown, James Thomas, PDS alumna Anna Williams ‘15, and current PDS student Quinton Covington ‘21.

The exhibit at the Anne Reid ‘72 Art Gallery at Princeton Day School, 650 Great Road, runs through October 2. The gallery is free and open to the public during hours when school is in session. For more information, call (609) 924-6700 x1280.