Robert Terry: Portraits

Rådmansgatan 15

Summer 2020

Obama

2008

Oil on board

51h x 41w cm

Obama

2008

Oil on board

51h x 41w cm

Lincoln, February 9, 1864

2006

Oil on wood panel

61h x 46w cm

Lincoln, 1863

2009

Oil on board

101.50h x 76w cm

Press Release

The gallery is pleased to present an intimate exhibition of Portraits by Robert Terry.

For over a decade, Robert Terry has besides landscapes also created intense and at first glance conventional portraits of the American Civil War President Abraham Lincoln and former President Barack Obama. On closer examination a remarkable consistency appears where size and color scheme in particular gives the series a striking uniformity. As reproductions of reproductions, the Lincolns and Obamas recall Andy Warhol’s depictions of Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy but Terry’s examination of the iconic characters continues in a sense where Warhol’s ends. They explore the psychological depth of the portrayal rather than the iconic surface.

The exhibition runs through August 15, open by appointment.