Aging in America: Portraits and Commentary
by Janet Boltax
Saturday, November 19 - Saturday, December 10, 2016
Opening reception Saturday, November 19, 6-8 pm -
Artist gallery talk, 7pm
Larger than life, closely observed oil portraits of elders by New Jersey artist, Janet Boltax
For as long as I can remember, I have had an affinity for older people. As a portrait painter, I find that they often have the most interesting faces to paint. Their faces reflect much more character than those of young people, and the aging process results in elaborate planes and surfaces that are fascinating to observe and record. This project is comprised of portraits of more than 20 individuals between the ages of 90 and 104.