Opening reception: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 6pm-8pm
Exhibit: April 16, 2011 - May 2011
Opening reception for Carlo Van de Roer's Portrait Machine Project. Connected directly to the Polaroid camera by hand-plates that measure biofeedback, the subjects directly affect the portrait produced, similar in concept to the x-ray, which seeks to objectively measure and document unseen aspects of the human body. Carlo Van de Roer’s (b. 1975, New Zealand) Portrait Machine Project explores the idea that a portrait can reveal an otherwise unseen and accurate insight into the subject’s character. The subjects are people familiar to the artist, or those he had expectations of due to their presence in the public sphere.
Van de Roer graduated with a BFA from the Victoria University of New Zealand and is the recipient of the ADC Young Guns Award, APA Silver to Pixels Award for Fine Art, PDN Pix Award, and Photo Lucida Top 50 Photographers. Most recently, Van de Roer was invited to exhibit at the prestigious 2010 Festival d’Hyères in France.