|Claire Pasquier's portrait landscape|
Masks from a portrait event
Claire Pasquier is approaching her 100th portrait in her year long portrait landscape! Claire's project encourages us to slow down and take some time to sit with one another and share a moment or experience rather than rushing off to our next destination.
What Claire says about her project's inspiration:
"San Francisco is unique and famous; it's a small-big city, where people from all over the world seem to crisscross. The idea of this project came to me in Paris after I opened my workshop gallery. The window overlooked a tiny busy street, I watched all the people go by but never stop; it was like the halls in the metro. I felt the need to communicate with all these people and break the protective and indifferent walls that we build when we live in big cities. A portrait is the result of a unique look at a given time. Each portrait is a challenge and at the same time a mutual encounter. Even if we are made alike, each person has unique features, characteristics and stories..."
From January 2011 to January 2012, I'll be doing portraits of people at the SFMOMA's Artists Gallery.
One year! One life!
Here are some fantastic time-lapse videos from a few of Claire's two hour portrait appointments.
Get ready to hit replay!
Many of our gallery artists have already participated in the project. Here are just a few painters, photographers and printmakers.
Kim Frohsin, Jennifer Harris, Anthony Holdsworth
Michelle Nye, Winnie Wintermeyer, Kirk Crippens
Please call the Gallery to set up an appointment or contact the artist on her Facebook page. The only requirement is that you bring a frame (recycled, new...your taste).