The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is proud to present an Artist Talk with Greg Klassen, this year’s featured artist in our annual Studio Watch: Emerging Artist Series, this Thursday, April 22, at 7pm. Admission is free to the general public.
This exhibition comprises twenty elaborately constructed photographic portraits by emerging New Brunswick artist Greg Klassen. These panoramic images, which he refers to as the “Who?” series, derive from collaboration with various artist subjects to extend contemporary ideas and meanings of portraiture. Several digital images stitched together with the software program Photoshop present more than one view of a subject in a landscape or environmental setting, suggesting a multi-dimensional narrative of personal identity. Beyond typical representation of physiographic likeness, Klassen’s playful portraits ask the viewer to consider a wide range of psychological, sociological, and anthropological information about the people portrayed, including the idea of duality in human personality.