Piece description from the artist
My work focuses on how people view each other. It can be through a variety of lenses such as culture, gesture, or a stage of life. To capture the mixture of appearance and perception, I use two layers. The first layer is the portrait, the appearance of the person. Over the surface of my subjects I add a layer of small iconic shapes. With each series I take a different approach to continue exploring what influences our understanding of each other. Depending on the series, these shapes can reflect the subject’s interests, what they are thinking, or a characteristic that links them to a larger group. In separating the way a person looks from how I view them I show the distance we have to overcome when interacting and understanding with one another.
After receiving her B.A. from Reed College, Rine Boyer moved to Chicago, where she currently works out of her studio in Bridgeport’s Zhou B Art Center. She regularly participates in local shows, her most recent being a solo exhibition at Old Town Art Center. Rine's work recieved an honorable mention at the Rockford Midwestern juried exhibition held at the Rockford Art Museum, and has been reviewed by Newcity, Gaper’s Block, and SOBS.org.