MANO Fine Art presents About Face:Contemporary Portraiture 1/15/11

MANO Fine Art presents About Face:Contemporary Portraiture
Saturday, January 15, 2011, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MANO Fine Art
MANO Fine Art
Studio/Project Space
4225 SW 75 Ave
Miami, FL

Join MANO Fine Art for their first event of the year.

About Face showcases the work of Cuban artists Pedro Ortiz and MANO, both artists navigate the fringes of subjectivity and contemporary portraiture.

For many artists the portrayal of an individual continues to be one of the most attractive and intricate subjects. Both Pedro Ortiz and MANO are well known for their depiction of faces primarily that of women. Ortiz’s work possesses an extraordinary sensitivity and simplicity of the genre. His works capture his great love for his homeland of Cuba and often appear as romantic narratives. MANO revels in reinvigorating contemporary portraiture through his use of mixed media often using the technique both as media and metaphor when approaching issues of identity.

Is a portrait all it appears to be? Portraiture is the interpretation of an individual’s likeness and personality, whether in a painting or other medium. It‘s origins may seem simple and almost poetic, but contemporary portraiture is decidedly a more complex negotiation.
The works presented in About Face are as varied and complex as the persons depicted.

The exhibit will be on view through January 30, 2011. For more information please contact 305.467.6819 or visit our website:

This reception will be held in conjunction with the new Bird Road Art Walk, held on the third Saturday of every month throughout the Bird Road Art District in Miami, FL.