Tête-à-Tête: A Portrait Exhibition
Jan 20
Jan 29 2023
exhibition in-person

As one of the most prevalent genres of visual art, portraiture has been explored by most artists throughout history. Widely accepted as a very challenging subject, figurative works seek to capture a likeness, emotion, expression, personality, and connection with the viewer.

For the 2023 DesignTO Festival, the Beauchamp Gallery will present a curated collection of portraiture and figurative works including a variety of styles. This exhibition will feature the lively caricatures by Raphaelle Seguin, gritty street art by Istaymute, renaissance drapery on Najib Chakchem’s figures, surreal photography by Miguel Vallinas, contemporary realism by Agnes Robin, optical Illusions by Virginie Schroeder, Corno’s iconic expressive faces, primitive bronzes by Gregoire Aniocles, sensual poses by Cynthia Coulombe Begin, and sculpted clay busts by Joel Prevost. These figurative interpretations will engage the viewer while exploring notions of the body and delve into the captive mystery that portraiture can hold.

All visitors are welcome to attend this free exhibition!

DesignTO x KEDD

‘Tête-à-Tête: A Portrait Exhibition’ is one of 10 projects in the King East Design District (located in Old Town Toronto), a neighbourhood running along King Street East, from Church Street to Parliament Street. During the DesignTO Festival, you are invited to visit exhibitions, workshops and talks hosted in the showrooms of select local businesses.

On Friday, January 27, join us for King East Design District Party presented by DesignTO, a roaming neighbourhood party anchored by five Party Hubs. The KEDD Party is a must-attend bash, bringing together hundreds of designers and design-lovers.


Curated by Andrea Pearce, Gwen Brown, Victoria Miceli, Mashayla Ritchie, Jessie Eaton; Participating artists: Raphaelle Seguin, Sébastien Larochelle (Istaymute), Najib Chakchem, Miguel Vallinas, Agnes Robin, Virginie Schroeder, Corno, Gregoire Aniocles, Cynthia Coulombe Begin, Joel Prevost


Who should visitors contact with questions regarding accessibility?
Andrea Pearce
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Ceci n'est pas une boule de lumières - Número 38 by Miguel Vallinas
La belle était bien trop parfaite by Agnes Robin