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A.P.E. Gallery is excited to present its first-ever exhibition of self-portraits by 50 area women artists, many of whom have national or international reputations.  Curators Jane Lund, Rachel Folsom, and Betsy Stone, all figurative painters, have brought together a wide variety of artists, whose work includes many surprising variations on the theme of representational self-portraiture.
A number of years in the making, the show provides women artists, who are often underrepresented in galleries and museums, an opportunity to show their artwork as a group while revealing themselves as individuals.
The exhibit is also a celebration of the art of the portrait.  According to the curators, one of the most compelling images is that of the human face.  And self-portraits have particular power as they can reveal much about the artist - personality, character, social class, and the evidence of life’s experiences.  In this age of cell phone selfies, the exhibit showcases a different kind of selfie - images made by the artist’s own hand.
A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery
126 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: 413.586.5553
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday–Sunday: 12-5
Friday: 12-8
Closed Monday