Shona Curtis has been making art her entire life. Although she works in many mediums, she is particularly drawn to photography. Through her portrait photography she brings to bear her 15 years’ experience as a psychotherapist, of seeing people in all their dimensions and beautiful contradictions.
Through stunningly intimate portraits, photographer Shona Curtis illustrates how portraiture is not about the subject or the photographer, but the alchemy of the relationship between the two. To Be Real, an exhibit of film and digital photography, exposes what lies behind our masks when we feel safe enough to reveal it—a shared humanity—and demonstrates the fragility, beauty and perils of being human.
“To Be Real: Portaits by Shona Curtis” will have its opening reception on January 27 at 6 p.m. in the Charter Oak Gallery. The show runs through February. For more information, call 860-310-2580.