"Consciousness creates reality. Only when there is a mind to consider the world is there a world...You look at this thing and it moves. You try to portray it, and it changes. You look out of the corner of your eye, it eludes you. You stare straight, you widen your eyes, and it makes a face at you" -Jonathan Lethem
Subject/Observer is an ongoing series in which a selected group of artists create a chain of portraits using each other as their subjects. Pairings are selected at random, each artist serving as the subject for another's portrait. Ultimately this project seeks to investigate the relationships and exchanges that take place when artists attempt understanding through the context of portraiture. It is expected, given the various nature of the relationships between each subject and observer, that a diverse body of work will result. It is hoped that this work can bring into consideration questions of identity, both of the artist and subject, as well as the nature of information exchanged when creating a portrait.
Round one: Jordan Avila, Rebecca Giesking, Eric Hancock, Allison Honeycutt, Cecelia Caro, Noel Madrid, Bruna Massadas, Katie Shanks, Kate Sikorski, Joy Shannon, Stephanie Sherwood, Christine Rasmussen