** Solo Exhibiton Opening Soon **

SELF: 2020 hindsight / 366 portraits by Fran Beallor 

Daily Self Portraits drawn through the leap year of the global pandemic

Opening Reception - Friday September 9, 2022 from 6-9pm
El Barrio's Artspace PS 109
215 E. 99th Street New York, NY 10029

Exhibition dates: Wednesday, September 7 - Saturday, October 1, 2022 
Show open daily: 10am - 7pm

Artists Talk on Art / Let’s Face It: the Psychology of Self Portraiture, ZOOM Monday Sept 12 - 7pm
Artist Talk / Rolinda Ramos in conversation with Fran Beallor, Sunday September 18 - 3:30pm
Special Saturday events / September 17 and 24 - details TBA 
Closing Party Saturday October 1 - time TBA 


SELF: A Self Portrait a Day over Time

Even from my earliest days of learning to draw I love the challenge of self-portraits. Each one comes out differently: what do I actually look like in a given moment? I am forever surprised by who I see in the mirror. A stranger, a man, a little girl. The fluidity of what I look like is compelling, and fascinating, and weird. I am forever seeking the person who is looking back at me. 

"Sometimes it’s hard to face myself in the mirror.
Yet as the work progresses, I become involved,
engrossed, occasionally even enlightened ... "

Created over four decades, these series of Self Portraits have become an unexpected lifetime journey, and an exploration of body image and aging, of maturing and growth. Looking at myself every day is not always easy, but I do find my face more complex and interesting as the years pass. As I learn the vocabulary of my own features and forms, I bear witness to the changes of time, and through that, a broader experience of being human.