I am not the only one

Paula Maratea
October 5 – 28, 2017
East Gallery
First Thursday October 5, 2017  5:00 – 8:00pm
Reception October 7, 2017 3:00 – 7:00pm

We each barely glimpse each other.
Living – as I do – in a sliver of space, I rarely appreciate the stories drawn on the faces of the people around me, even on those within my own social circle. Stories abbreviated, exaggerated, or suppressed. My reality is based upon my personal experiences and upon those shared by the people within my tiny circle. See yourself in these portraits.

Migrants

Migrants

Then ask yourself: Who is the person that they portray?

Body of Work Theme:
I am not the only one.
Paula utilizes a variety of print materials, which include transparent media used to suppress two-dimensional divisions and to encourage the viewer to see their own reflections alongside and within the other faces. To see all the faces as one face, a cluster portrait… a portrait of you.

Paula’s work pushes you to broaden your glimpse, widen your social circle of “me” and “us.”

We are not the only ones.