FRESH! 2016 presents THE MODERN PORTRAIT

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7 July – 17 August 2016

Vernissage Thursday 7th July 6 – 8pm

View the show catalogue!

New York, NY. …  Between July 7th and August 17th, JanKossen Contemporary is pleased to present our annual juried exhibition “FRESH!” featuring works by 25 artists of diverse backgrounds.

Amber Tourlentes | Somerville, MA   Aniko Safran | Harrisonburg, VA   Axelle Kieffer | Savannah, GA   Byungkwan Kim | Seoul, Korea   Christopher Owen Nelson | Santa Fe, NM   Christopher Parrott | Huntington, NY  Clay Jordan | Miledgeville, GA   Colleen Fitzgerald | Memphis, TN   Even Schwartz | Brooklyn, NY   Herwig Maria Stark | Vienna, Austria   Jack Rosenberg | New York, NY   Jasmin Edelbrenner | Vienna, Austria   Justin Levesque | Portland, ME   Marc Dessauvage | New York, NY   Mark Liam Smith | Toronto, Canada   Maxwell Emcays | Chicago, IL  Melonie Mulkey | Champaign, IL   Neven Zoricic | Milano, Italy   Nina Sumarac | Limassol, Cyprus   Robyn Day | Chicago, IL   Roman Traexler | Vienna, Austria   Sarupa Sidaarth | Belvedere Tiburon, CA   Shawn Shepherd | Victoria, Canada   Stratton McCrady | Saco, ME   Zachary Williams | Chicago, IL

FRESH! was initiated to provide a platform for emerging artists to showcase their work, as well as a venue for young collectors to explore pieces to add to their imminent collection. This year, FRESH! is returning with a group larger and more varied than the last, ready to reveal their take on what we call “contemporary portraiture.”

In this call, artists demonstrate their artistic approach and interpretation through the presentation of self-portraits, portraits of a person or groups, animals, or objects. An intimate view of the depicted subject presents an exploration of the character, sentiment, or identity of an individual or place. Said visual clues are presented through the employment of a particular technique or the implementation of a distinct concept. The show is a diverse exhibition combining photography, classical painting, prints and collages, produced by artists from all over the world.

A few of the artists will be present at the vernissage opening on July 7th, 6-8pm.

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