Jessica, 2016, Oil on panel, 16 x 16 in
Aleah Chapin will exhibit in a group show of American Northwest artists titled Implied Fictions at Pivot Art & Culture in Seattle. Each piece selected for the exhibition conveys an unspoken narrative that transports the viewer into another world. The display coincides with the major exhibition A Closer Look: Portraits from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection, which explores how portrait artists seek to convey the essence of their subjects. The artwork selection spans continents, cultures and centuries and will include a diverse range of media. In this age of selfies, portraits have never been more common nor, in many cases, more superficial. By presenting these enduring portraits, A Closer Look will invite visitors to consider what qualities give these works their depth, power and presence.