Ken Gonzales-Day featured in "Portrayal/Betrayal" at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

Jun 02 2012 - Sep 23 2012


Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA




Visual Arts

Opening Reception:

Jun 02 2012

The experiences of the photographer, sitter, and viewer often collude and sometimes collide in the creation of photographic meaning.  At its start, the portrait involves a shifting negotiation from behind the camera to the front of the camera.  Yet, despite both the message the photographer aims to portray and the image the sitter chooses to betray, the true control resides with the viewer, who ultimately interprets the photograph.  This exhibition explores the endlessly interesting terrain of the portrait in over 100 photographs from the permanent collection that reveal an infinite range of human complexities and contradictory states of heart and mind.

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