Lydia Panas
Papayas, 2010
Digital C-Print
30 x 30 Inches, Edition of 5
19 x 19 Inches, Edition of 10

Sloan Miyasato Fine Art presents photographs by Lydia Panas, curated by Michelle Bello. Panas says this about these works: “I am interested in the facades people present to hide things about themselves. I look for the smallest details to understand what might lie underneath. My pictures are not so much portraits of the models, as a view of interior life. In this series of portraits I constructed a system where food becomes a barrier, symbolic of the obstacles we create to disguise our intimate feelings. It is not the models’ faces that suggest the emotion, but the way the food is presented. Together the portraits in this series present a feast: fruit, pasta, meat, vegetables. We are not sure whether they provide nourishment or taunt us with the gifts.”

Panas’s work has been exhibited widely, including at the National Portrait Gallery, London, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. The recipient of a Whitney Museum Independent Study Fellowship, her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Brooklyn Museum, and Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.

Lydia Panas
Digital C-Prints, 2010
Each 30 x 30 Inches, Edition of 5
Each 19 x 19 Inches, Edition of 10

Tommy Talbot
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