The exhibition Faces of Detour explores the wide variety of ways to depict the concept of the human face which is the epicenter of emotional expression and of the senses. However, the word face holds a multitude of meanings including the idea of representation itself. Faces are the most defining aspect of who we are as individuals.
Featured are works as diverse as the urban art of DAIN, the foraged collages of Konstantine Bokov and the oil on linen paintings of Michael LaBua. FAILE chimes in on this exhibit with its stencil on paper F-Head alongside the beautiful and detailed work of Spanish artist Mar Marin Leal with her stunning portraits of women. There is a whimsical piece by Zlatko Mitev in watercolor and a gargoyle head by Jean Nicolesco Dorobantzu. Robert Padilla delivers deep emotion with his "Untitled" depicting a homeless man from New York's lower eastside while South American artist Ismael Frigerio's dark and imposing figure feels sleepy with his solidness. James Andrew Browns's "Fuck It" brings us back to an almost skull-like image, without flesh and hair, but smiling nonetheless.
The diverse forms, styles, genres, and cultural backgrounds of these faces and artists represent Detour and our commitment to support emerging artists everywhere.