Concept: Brett Yasko
Over the course of this year, 256 local artists will each create a portrait of a single person—John Riegert. Artists are either working from a photograph that I took, participating in a series of group “sittings” or meeting with John one-on-one in his home or their studio. The portraits will be shown as an exhibition next summer at SPACE gallery, June 24–August 21, 2016. John will act as the “docent” of the show—giving information on a particular
piece and/or artist when asked—and volunteering information about himself when he sees fit. So a visitor to the gallery will see hundreds of portraits of the same subject—each done by a different artist—and then realize that the person telling them about a portrait or answering their question is the subject himself.