Face to Face at DAM: Portraits up Close as seen on adobeairstream.com

“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” I Corinthians 13:12

It is no coincidence that Richard Phillips “Mirror,” a 1998 charcoal and chalk on paper drawing from the Kent and Vicki Logan collection, is the drawing hung beneath the title of the exhibit: Face | Face (the second Face is flipped horizontally appearing backwards as if seen in a mirror).  The portrait is of a hand holding a mirror and reflected in that round mirror is the face of a voluptuous woman. This exhibit was designed to illustrate the evolution of portrait drawing, but not in a linear sense, instead the salon style hanging of 17 of the 35 works presents portraiture from a less structured, less formal point a view, a more circular and interactive view, rather than the rigid sequential perspective some critics and historians espouse.

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