Lauren Christlieb Exhibition: Double Portraits

Untitled, Double Portrait series, archival digital print, 16” x 24”, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013 – Saturday, August 31, 2013,
Venue: Visual Arts Building Main Gallery
Admission: Free
Season: 2013-14

Closing Reception:  Friday, August 30, 2013, 6:30 – 8:30 pm


“Expanding on the convention of the double portrait my photographs involve a combination of two separate portraits, which I merge together seamlessly.  Each pair of subjects represents a relationship, between family members, best friends, or husband and wife, revealing the similarities and differences between two people.”

Press statement:

Lauren Christlieb explores the conventions of photographic portraiture by juxtaposing images of two individuals who are related to one another.  The artist describes her working process using digital montage:

“Expanding on the convention of the double portrait my photographs involve a combination of two separate portraits, which I merge together seamlessly.  Each pair of subjects represents a relationship, between family members, best friends, or husband and wife, revealing the similarities and differences between two people.  I am interested in exploring their physical similarities and the way those features might indicate larger similarities within their personalities, memories, and experiences.”

Although her point of departure remains photography, she works in a variety of mediums.  “I am further exploring themes of connectedness by transferring these images to pieces of plexi, wood and artist books.”  To investigate relationships between physical appearances and photographic illusions, she embraces methods to create sculptural effects, through transfers to a variety of materials, and the generation of the artist book.

Bio:

Lauren Christlieb, a Houston native, recently earned her undergraduate degree in Art and Performance from the University of Texas at Dallas, with an emphasis on photography.  In 2013, she received the Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund Award Grant from the Dallas Museum of Art for her photographic series “Double Portraits”.  She has participated in several juried and invitational art exhibitions in the DFW metroplex.  Lauren currently resides in the Dallas area with her dog, Zoey

Gallery Hours: Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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