Exhibition on view March 4 through April 1, 2017
TIM (DOUD) TALK: Intimacies of Portraiture-
artist talk Saturday, March 25 at 4pm
Titian to Rubens, Whistler to Van Gogh, John Singer Sargent and William Merritt Chase to Lucien Freud to Francis Bacon...every generation has brilliant portrait painters. Tim Doud is one of ours.
Prologue is Doud's first solo gallery exhibition in Washington, DC, to feature his oil and charcoal portraits spanning twenty years. When creating each work, Doud develops an up close and intimate relationship with the sitter while remaining traditional in his practice of drawing and painting directly from life. He allows each subject to reveal a less obvious or hidden extension of his or her personality by giving them the freedom to determine their outfit and makeup. Tim spends many hours painting each sitter, even months --creating an intense collaborative portrait. With visual influences of Lucian Freud and Alice Neel, Doud shifts the typical focus of the portrait genre, exploring the psychology of the sitter with questions of identity and self-representation.
Tim Doud is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at American University with a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally in over one hundred exhibitions since 1987. Doud was a finalist in the 2013 Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery's Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition and again in 2016 --currently on tour until May 2017, traveling to the Tacoma Art Museum, the Art Museum of South Texas, and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.