About the exhibition
Before photography, portrait paintings were created with the goal, of reflecting to the viewer, a true picture of the what we, collectively, agree that we "see". Today artists have the freedom to paint portraits from their own unique perspective. They are no longer bound by others perceptions. The artist is free to use unconventional colors to express emotion or distort features to help guide the viewers mind to travel past what they think they should see. The observer is led into an alternate reality that invites them to experience what more is actually present. The following collection of portraits, created with diverse mediums, expresses what is seen through the souls of the artist of NIAD.
About the selector
Eileen Noonan creates playful and emotionally evocative abstract paintings informed by her sensitivity to the imperceivable. Eileen Noonan explains “I ride pure, raw, sometimes demanding, sometimes elusive, fluid energy. Every blank canvas is an opportunity to dissolve into the oneness, connect and bring back what wants to be felt, expressed, ultimately SEEN.” Eileen’s work connects intimately with the world just outside of our ordinary sensory perception. Every drip, stroke and color choice is designed consciously and unconsciously to work in concert to bring to the viewer the most exact expression, evoking a visceral and possibly cognitive experience of that which is asking to be seen, heard, felt, understood. The experience is hypnotic and provocative. Her unique use of color and minimal design creates delightful and soulful journeys.