Over the course of several years, California-based photographer Robert Weingarten reached out to two dozen householdnames in show business, politics, sports, science, and religion, with a request to make a faceless portrait of each. Homing in on notables such as Don Shula, Buzz Aldrin, Colin Powell, Quincy Jones, Itzhak Perlman, Sonia Sotomayor, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Joyce Carol Oates, and Stephen Sondheim, Weingarten asked each living legend for a compilation of places, objects, events, and ideas to be included in a montage portrait. In this modern twist on portrait photography, Weingarten’s objective was to capture each person’s true identity while highlighting his or her unique influences and traits.
One set of 26 portraits will be on display at the exhibition “Living Legends: the Montage Portraits of Robert Weingarten,” taking place at the Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach. Opening night will coincide with the museum’s Art After Dark program, hosted by Tim B. Wride, the museum’s William and Sarah Ross Soter curator of photography. At 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, Wride will discuss Weingarten’s journey. NFL Hall of Fame member and former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula will officially conclude the series with a discussion of his portrait during Art After Dark on November 6. The exhibition will be on view through September 7. Call 561-832-5196, or visit norton.org.
Thu., July 17, 2014