Fine Arts Photographer David I. Muir kicks off 2015 with the exhibit Portraitic Perspectives: Where Life Is Beauty, a juried show at 1310 Gallery in Fort Lauderdale.
The exhibit features Muir’s signature style of making the ordinary extraordinary. Through his lens he captures an illuminated beauty in his subjects. The photographs, shot in South Florida, depict people and their experiences in life.
The month-long exhibit opens on February 21, at 7 p.m., with a reception and entertainment at 1310 Gallery in Fort Lauderdale.
Shooting for the Portraitic Perspectives Collection has been a cathartic journey for Muir and his subjects.
“I encountered a lot of women who needed to love themselves because they did not think they fit the traditional rules of beauty,” said Muir. “Learning their perspectives helped me to change mine. I too had been programmed.”
On display during the show will be 20 works of the 50-piece Portraitic Perspective Collection.
In a collection that features mostly Black women, Muir captures a moment of intense pleasure in the piece “Lovin’ Every Drop,” and reveals a playful moment in “Jus A Lil’ Picky.”
Throughout the exhibit’s run, Muir will enhance the viewing experience with works and presentations from local performing artists such as Susan “Dr. Sue” Lycett Davis and vocalist Kristine Alicia and international artists including painter Sean “IYA” Henry.
Portraitic Perspectives: Where Life Is Beauty is presented by American Art Initiative and is curated by Muir. Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.
Portraitic Perspectives is an official event of Broward 100 – Celebrating the Art of Community.