One of my favorite fine artists, Brett Amory, is opening his new solo show "ANONYMOUS" this SATURDAY, Feb 2 at our Zerofriends Oakland Gallery. The show, as with a lot of Brett's work, showcases some often overlooked aspects of our society in a brand new, hauntingly beautiful light. In this case, it's discarded passport photos.
From Brett: "The Anonymous series is a cross-section of portraits based on passport photos. The deadpan portraits is culled from of hundreds of found and discarded passport photos.These paintings are a sampling of random American faces. Like booking shots of people who have been arrested, passport photos are not meant to be glamorous. Head shots taken quickly by photographers with no personal interest in the subject. These straight-faced photos are meant only to be used for documentation purposes."