Allison Morgan Artist-studioama
TRANSIT
2003
oil on board
48.5" x 48.5"

Transit -Roma Series
The painting explores the overlap between the historic conventions of portrait painting and
the contemporary digital paradigm of morphing. The role of the portrait as legitimizing the
place of a particular character in history is challenged by the open-endedness of the
representation; male/female, young/old, rich/poor, etc are unresolved prescriptions that
lend
alternate readings, engaging the viewer and their own history.
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