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Suzanne Vigil: Up Close & Too Personal

Leaving no blemish behind and including every stray hair, Suzanne Vigil layers colored pencil on acetate to create highly realistic, tightly focused, un-posed portraits. Vigil’s “Up Close & Too Personal, an exhibit of these incredibly detailed drawings, will be on view at The Art League Gallery, December 6, 2012 – January 7, 2013.

Vigil, fascinated by the human figure, hones in on the flaws that are only apparent when observed up close. Using features from multiple subjects, Vigil creates aggregate faces full of personality. By invading the subject’s personal space, Vigil draws attention to our own uncomfortable feelings of imperfection and offers a voyeuristic point of view.

In her “past life” as art director for the Drug Enforcement Administration, Vigil often worked with acetate, a translucent film used for overlays and design layouts. The combination of this transparency and the superior malleability of colored pencils allows Vigil to work on both sides of the acetate – resulting in rich color, fine textures, and detail so precise it’s nearly photographic.

Event begins at 10:00AM

Presented by: The Art League

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Arts

Event Venue

The Art League Gallery

105 N Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Thursday, December 13, 2012
  • Friday, December 14, 2012
  • Saturday, December 15, 2012
  • Sunday, December 16, 2012
  • Monday, December 17, 2012
  • Tuesday, December 18, 2012
  • Wednesday, December 19, 2012
  • Thursday, December 20, 2012
  • Friday, December 21, 2012
  • Saturday, December 22, 2012
  • Sunday, December 23, 2012
  • Monday, December 24, 2012
  • Tuesday, December 25, 2012
  • Wednesday, December 26, 2012
  • Thursday, December 27, 2012
  • Friday, December 28, 2012
  • Saturday, December 29, 2012
  • Sunday, December 30, 2012
  • Monday, December 31, 2012
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2013
  • Wednesday, January 2, 2013
  • Thursday, January 3, 2013
  • Friday, January 4, 2013
  • Saturday, January 5, 2013
  • Sunday, January 6, 2013
  • Monday, January 7, 2013
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