Geneva Center for the Arts Opens “The Deception of the Digital: Portraiture in a Pandemic Era”
PLAGUE EYE 2 (Policeman) by Greg Schweitzer
A collection of artists that explores the art of portraiture during COVID-19 Opens at Geneva Center for the Arts, 321 Stevens Street, Suite Q, in Geneva, Illinois on Friday, February 28, 2022
“The Deception of the Digital: Portraiture in a Pandemic Era” will be on exhibit through April 1st. Wine and beer will be available for purchase at the opening event on February 25th, 6pm-8pm.
This exhibition features a collection of 27 pieces by 11 artists from Chicago to California. Guest juror, Chicago-based artist Dimitri Pavlotsky, hand selected the work from over 40 submissions. Together, this work creates a poignant statement of human connection during a time of masks, distance and isolation.
A conversation with Dimitri Pavlotsky and the artists from the exhibition will be held on Sunday, March 6th, 1pm.
Kathy Honey, a featured artist in the “The Deception of the Digital” says of her work, “I am compelled to paint the portrait like a mystery to be solved.” She continues, “We all are mysterious. As the pieces fall into place, the essence of the person begins to emerge…”
Dine at Villa Verone Ristorante Italiano before or after the opening, mention GCA, and 10% of the bill will be donated back to Geneva Center for the Arts as part of the Art Local/Eat Local program. Additional information at www.genevaartscenter.org.