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Conceptual Space in Milwaukee

For a last hurrah before remodeling as a more open, streamlined space, the Portrait Society Gallery hosted “A Fop’s Banquet, an Exhibition in Three Acts” last night. For those of you unfamiliar, the gallery is dedicated to exploring the concept and function of portraiture in art – a generally underconsidered genre.
Most worth mentioning is the whimsical “banquet room” where guests were invited to participate as part of the exhibition and in a cleverly organized auction, as well as to observe. A professional photographer took portraits and snapshots throughout the evening in all of the gallery rooms so it will be interesting to see if they translate into a new “hall of mirrors” sort of portraiture exhibition.

Kat Murrell and Debra Brehmer

Owner, Debra Bremer has long been working in a participatory curatorial style (the most notable being the Winter Chapel exhibition) that promises to flower into something increasingly more conceptual with the new layout. I am looking forward to making the trip from Chicago to attend its future functions and Ms. Bremer’s curatorial explorations

“A Fop’s Banquet” auction

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