Donna Festa: Portraits of Age

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Artist's Statement: We wear our lives on our faces. These portraits of people I’ve known or who have caught my eye each tell a story in their own quiet way.

Using oil on wood, each painting is made quickly, in one sitting, in order to keep the loose, fresh quality of a sketch. The size is intentionally small in purposeful contrast with the greedy, loud and overstuffed society reflected directly in much contemporary art of recent decades. I am attached in a visceral way to the fluidity of oil paint and the nuanced textural and lighting effects it facilitates, as well as traditions in portrait painting, although I am effected, in my attempts to capture glimpses of complex characters by the post-Freudian dissolution of the self in the age of virtual reality.

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WHEN
Sunday, September 08, 2013
Recurring: ONCE Sunday, September 01, 2013
Recurring: DAILY

TIME & PRICE
12pm-5pm. Free.

WHERE
Gravers Lane Gallery , 8405 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA
Daily from 09/01/2013 to 09/30/2013. .

FOR MORE INFO
graverslanegallery.com/artists/donna-festa

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