December 2016-Life & Death Portraits

Shade Projects is proud to present a solo exhibition of Marilyn Szabo's Life & Death Portraitsin Shade Gallery at the monOrchid. The exhibition will showcase technically exquisite portraits taken over a 25 year period of various individuals both personally important and of prominent members in the community. The photographs featured include Allen Ginsberg, Mohammed Ali, musician Ray Manzarek, poet Ntozake Shange, sculptor Klaus Ihlenfeld, and studio assistant to Harry Bertoia, as well as memoir photographs of Szabo's mother and friends. Her imagery captures her subject’s distinct personalities, as well as their defining characteristics. Through Szabo's own power and artistry she is able to get her subjects to reveal something of themselves resulting in photographs that are striking and powerful, due to a strong collaboration between the photographer and sitter. Szabo has created a distinct style of portraiture that is nothing short of iconic that is showcased in this exhibition. 

The monOrchid and Shade Projects curator, Nicole Royse will host the Opening Reception on First Friday, December 2nd, 2016 from 6-10pm. The Closing Reception will take place on Friday, December 16th, 2016 from 6-9pm and the evening will offer an intimate event with the artist, Marilyn Szabo and Curator, Nicole Royse. Life & Death Portraits will be on display in Shade Gallery at the monOrchid from December 2nd until December 26th, 2016. Please visit our website for more information at and please direct all exhibition inquiries to Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse.