The Trappings of Alexa Meade 'Portraits After 5: Camera-Ready'

By: Romina S. Cortellucci - Published: Jun 15, 2012 • References: alexameade & mymodernmet
In the Alexa Meade 'Portraits After 5: Camera-Ready' series, participants become trapped in art paintings. On June 6th in the Kogod Courtyard of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, artist Alexa Meade created this lively installation. Known for making living paintings, Meade is constantly removing flat canvases from her work, instead opting to express herself on a three-dimensional plane.

In this piece, Meade used her signature style of painting over live models who then interacted with the gallery's visitors. Together, the models and vistors were photographed in their interplay as a way to complete the piece.

The photorealistic art references the exhibit 'In Vibrant Color' that is currently being shown at the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibit curates the innovative work of Harry Warnecke. Stats for Participatory Living Paintings Trending: Older & Chilly
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