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Q Gallery to showcase army vet’s work

Metro Wire Staff

Gallery Q Artists Cooperative will open a new exhibit on June 28.

The show, “Self/Portraits,” features the work of Victor Schelfaut, a U.S. Army veteran who works in oil portraits and figurative work.

Schelfaut’s work examines “expression and the wordless dialogue of the eyes,” according to a news release from the Gallery.

“The exhibit is staged in such a way as to put the viewer in the place of the artist and to examine how the concept of self/other elides and splits in turn,” he said.

The exhibit will include portraits of himself and others.

Schelfaut’s biggest challenge in being a portrait artist is inviting and enticing the unknown viewer, he said.

“At a glance, the portrait has to either offer questions or accuse,” he said. “The use of the imperfect form and stroke allows for shifts in perceived expression through the duration of the view experience.”

A reception will be held on Thursday, June 30 from 5-7 p.m. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Schelfaut and other artists in the gallery will attend and be available for any questions.

For more information on the exhibit visit the Gallery Q website at qartistscooperative.com.