Jeanne Birdsall: Portraits

“The portraits are often overtly ambiguous, using role-playing and innuendo to counter the notion of an innocent past. Their understated theatricality has a sharp emotional edge that contradicts the softness of the images themselves. Because the colors are added as the prints evolve, they can be used in an almost expressionistic way, not to imitate nature but to further the artist’s subjective intent.”

-Helen A. Harrison (Art Review, The New York Times)