Opening reception: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Music by SNHU Student Ensemble
Chris Bartlett Iraqi Detainee, Amman, Jordan, March 2006, B&W film, silver print, 20 x 24 inches.
What is in a face? Portraiture provides the artist an opportunity to reveal a detailed description of the sitter which ultimately gives way to the complexity of their character and of the relationship between artist and sitter. Chris Bartlett, a fashion still life photographer, and Daniel Heyman, painter/printmaker, have created portraits of similar subjects, some of which include detainees from Abu Ghraib, that reflect the sensitivity and mastery of their respective skills and by extension illuminate the vulnerability and courage of their subjects.
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 Fellowship Award. His work appears in numerous collections, including 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.