Ross students taking a Museum Studies class with Visual Arts Dean Jennifer Cross recently visited the East Hampton studio of Jack Ceglic. Mr. Ceglic is one of the artists being featured in “Face Off: Contemporary Portraits,” a show the students are curating for the Ross Gallery. An opening reception will be held on Friday, November 2.
The student curators—Juliana Fava, Rebecca Hamilton, Jeheli Odidi, Hongjie Zhu, and Zhehai Sun—have been exploring the concept of portraiture. The question, “What is a portrait?” is answered in this new exhibition that will also feature the work of Sydney Albertini, John Hardy, Christa Maiwald, and Christina Schlesinger.
Each artist has his or her own interpretation of portraiture. Mr. Ceglic, for example, creates portraits from direct observation, inviting artists, friends, and neighbors to come in and sit for him in his spacious studio. In a span of about three hours, a portrait is created.
As the studio visit with the students came to an end, Mr. Ceglic invited the young curators to return and sit for a portrait in the future.