Paul Benney will be showing work at the Collyer Bristow Gallery this Summer in Face Value at the Collyer Bristow Gallery.
Face Value, is curated by Kathleen Soriano and sees her undertake a consideration of contemporary portraiture through the work of 27 emerging and established artists, covering a broad range of media from porcelain to thread, from oils to ink, from etching to photography. Kathleen Soriano spent 18 years of her career as Director of Exhibitions & Collections at the National Portrait Gallery, running the BP Portrait Award for the majority of that time, and is now one of the judges on SkyArts’ successful SkyArts Portrait Artist of the Year series.
Over forty works of art will be presented in an exhibition that celebrates those artists who continue to make portraiture central to their work but who also continue to push the boundaries of the genre. Artists include Royal Academicians Eileen Cooper, Stephen Chambers and Anthony Green, as well as BP Portrait Award finalists such as Tai Shan Schierenberg, Paul Benney, Ishbel Myerscough and Andrew Tift, plus celebrated contemporary artists like Chris Levine, Annie Kevans, Liz Rideal, Sam Faulkner, Mariele Neudecker, Bouke de Vries and a number of finalists from SkyArts Portrait Artist of the Year. The exhibition opens on 16 June 2016 and will be on show until 4 October 2016.