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Duo’s Digital Collages Explore Portraiture’s Possibilites

March 24, 2017

By Conor Risch

© Cooper & Gorfer

“Lucie Above Mother,” from Sarah Cooper and Nina Gorfer’s book I Know Not These My Hands. Click to see more from the pair's collaborative exploration of Argentina.

Questions about what portraits can and cannot convey about a person have existed for as long as artists have depicted posed subjects. Body position, gaze, dress, clothing, colors, objects in the frame and other elements are scrutinized by viewers searching for meaning. The work of Sarah Cooper and Nina Gorfer explores, among other things, what portraiture can reveal. The duo...

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