August 5, 2015 | About Face: An art show featuring expressions and the human face. Works by Susan Easton Burns, Terrence Gasca, Susan Grill-Joss, Shellie Lewis-Dambax, Alberto Mier, Catie Radney & David Wendel

So much has been said over the centuries about the human face and its expressions. Our culture places a value on characteristics in our faces–assigns beauty in subjective ways. Come and explore the ideas brought together in this study of the face.

Face it. Beauty comes in many different forms.

“Orchid”  |  Alberto Mier  | SOLD

Mier Longfellow

The secret to modeling is not being perfect. What one needs is a face that people can identify in a second. You have to be given what’s needed by nature, and what’s needed is to bring something new.  – Karl Lagerfeld

“Morning Stretch”  |  David Wendel  |  48″ x 72″  |  Acrylic & OilWendel 2 Valente

“Emma”  |  Susan Grill Joss  |  53″ x 45″  |  Oil


Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter? 

– Pablo Picasso

“Power of Will”  |  Susan Easton Burns  |  40″ x 30″  |  acrylic on canvasburnes Milne


God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.

– William Shakespeare


“Lovey”  |  Shellie Lewis-Dambax  |  45″ X 45″  |  Mixed MediaLovey



She was not one for emptying her face of expression.  

– JD Salinger


“Where Love Resides”  |  Terrence Gasca  |  42″ x 42″  |  Oil on CanvasGasca Whitman


Then I saw her face, now I’m a believer….

– The Monkees


“Lonely Lands”  |  Catie Radney  |  48″ X 36″  Acrylicface freeze


“Blue Eyes”  |  David Wendel  | 48″ X 72″  Acrylic & Oil


“Faces are not simply blank canvases upon which facial expressions write their emotional messages. In fact, facial appearance and facial movement are both important social signaling systems in their own right…. the social signals derived from facial appearance on the one hand and facial movement on the other interact in a complex manner, sometimes reinforcing and sometimes contradicting one another.“


– Royal Society Publishing

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