A portrait is an artistic representation of a person, created with the intent of displaying their likeness, personality, or even mood. The Faces of Gateway is a themed group exhibition exploring portraiture, specifically representing the individuals who work in the studios, artists and staff alike.
“In this annual, themed exhibition; Gateway artists choose to either, make a self-portrait, or a portrait of someone else at Gateway. With everyone working on the same size canvas; the viewer will not only get a sense of the myriad styles and forms of expression that exist at Gateway, but also an idea of the boundless diversity of our population.”
— Stephen DeFronzo, Art Director at Gateway Arts
This exhibition in particular offers unique insight into the many people and personalities that make up the community of artists at Gateway, particularly the portraits that tell stories of both artist and subject alike.