all photos: Ben Droz
Alexa Meade is a portrait artist like no other. Instead of paintings on a flat canvas, Alexa Meade creates her representational paintings directly on top of the physical subjects that she is referencing, all of which look like two-dimensional paintings when photographed.
Last week, she joined forces with National Portrait Gallery for “PORTRAITS AFTER 5: Camera-Ready Color” and created an interactive installation in the Kogod Courtyard that allowed viewers of the art to become participants–by entering into the space, experiencing it “in depth,” and reinterpreting the work through their own photography. The installation referenced the innovation in Harry Warnecke’s photographic portraits seen in the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition: “In Vibrant Color”.
Enjoy the photos of this truly inspiring evening: