Faces of Figment

June 7, 2023 - August 6, 2023

Drew Gentle

"Faces of Figment" is an immersive exhibition unveiling a series of imagined portraits by Art Ventures Represented Artist Drew Gentle. Within this exhibition, Gentle presents a captivating collection of women's portraits, skillfully blending abstracted elements with intricate line work to create thought-provoking and visually arresting compositions.

Gentle's exploration of the multifaceted nature of human existence aligns seamlessly with the themes explored in TheatreSquared's production of the play "Violet." Both the exhibition and the play delve into the transformative journey of their respective characters, grappling with questions of identity, self-discovery, and societal perceptions. Through his imaginative portrayals of women, Gentle sheds light on the complex layers of human identity and challenges conventional notions of beauty and representation.

In "Faces of Figment," Gentle's artistic vision resonates with the play's exploration of the protagonist's quest for self-realization. The abstracted elements in the portraits serve as a visual metaphor for the masks we wear and the hidden narratives we carry. Through repetitive line work, Gentle creates a sense of rhythm and movement, inviting viewers to contemplate the inner worlds of the portrayed women and reflect on their own experiences of navigating societal constructs.

The exhibition and the play, when experienced together, establish a powerful dialogue between visual and performing arts. As audiences engage with the characters on stage, they are further enriched by the provocative imagery in "Faces of Figment," which challenges preconceived notions of femininity and invites a deeper exploration of the complexities inherent in identity.