The portrait series in the show depicts a range of men’s faces in a fleshy and muddy palette, shaped by Quilty’s characteristic thick, powerful swaths of oil paint. For the most part they are unflattering, the features distorted and warped, nearly grotesque. They are all mid-metamorphosis: part man, part devil, par bird, and even part coffee mug. A few of them bear cartoonishly long noses, limp tubes hanging off their faces, phallically suggestive and… flaccid. Some are painted with extra white space next to their faces, as if to leave them incomplete or devoid of something. Quilty often paints self-portraits and doesn’t save himself from the grotesque transformations, suggesting that he is just as guilty as the other straight white males.