Adrián Villeta: Romantic Portraitist
February 2 – May 4, 2014
Artist, author, actress and fashion icon Gloria Vanderbilt was the Guest curator of this exhibition featuring 39 photographs. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico , Villeta considers himself a portrait artist, more than simply a photographer, in the style of of the great masters of the genre such as British artist Julia Margaret Cameron and American artist John Singer Sargent. He combines painting with photography to capture in his work the grace and elegance of a bygone era, while celebrating the modern virtues of strength, independence and self confidence in his subjects.