For Immediate Release
Associate Director of Marketing and Communications
Southern New Hampshire University
“Visage” with Chris Bartlett and Daniel Heyman at SNHU’s McIninch Gallery
Manchester, N.H. (Aug. 13, 2008) – The McIninch Art Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University will present “Visage: Portraits by Chris Bartlett and Daniel Heyman” from Sept. 24 through Oct. 24. A panel discussion followed by an opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Robert Frost Hall. The SNHU Jazz Ensemble will perform during the reception.
Portraits created by Bartlett, a fashion still life photographer, and Heyman, a painter/printmaker, reveal a detailed description of the sitter, which ultimately gives way to the complexity of the sitter’s character and of the relationship between artists and sitters. The images displayed in this exhibit include but are not limited to their portraits from the Center for Constitutional Rights’ Detainee Project (www.detaineeproject.org), which features images of Iraqis who claim they were tortured and abused while in the custody of the United States military and its surrogates. Also included is a selection of Heyman’s portraits of African-American fathers living in Philadelphia.
Bartlett has worked for some of the top names in fashion photography, including Mike Reinhardt, Bert Stern and Richard Avedon. His approach to stills is greatly influenced by his experience as a fashion photographer: creating a mood, telling a story, manipulating the light to produce compositionally strong, technically solid images that still feel loose and stand apart from the standard "still" fare. His work has been inVogue, British Vogue, Teen Vogue, Men's Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country, InStyle, and Outside.
Heyman recently received a $60,000 Pew Foundation Award. His work appears in numerous collections at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, the Library of Congress and the Yale University Art Gallery. He received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his M.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Please call Debbie Disston at 603.629.4622, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.snhu.edu online for additional information. The McIninch Art Gallery, which was made possible by a generous gift from the McIninch Foundation, is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sundays. All gallery events are free and open to the public.
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