press release

The Living Gallery invites you to an exhibition and closing reception of new work
by New York based-artist Emily Deutchman.



A solo exhibit of presidential portraits by Emily Deutchman

November 3-17, 2012

Closing Reception- Saturday, November 17, 2012, 6:30pm-11pm
Q&A with the artist, moderated by artist/scholar Ellen Frank, PhD, 6:30-7:15pm

 Exhibit: Nov. 3-Nov. 17, Wednesdays & Fridays, 1-5pm,

and by appointment.

Location: The Living Gallery, 1087 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn;

What: A series of 44 watercolor paintings of our presidents, with an ironic, subversive take on the tradition of American portraiture


About the Work:

Presidents with Boob Faces takes the tradition of presidential portraits and, with wry humor, subverts the solemnity of these iconic figures by transforming their faces with schoolboy “boob doodle.”


The work twists the historic grandeur of portraiture and national pomp with this lowbrow interjection. While enjoying the comedic potential of George Washington with boob cheeks, Deutchman also engages with a painterly series and the ready-made both provided by the presidential portraits. The use of the series explores the permutations of one concept played out 44 times and the possibility of diversity found in that idea.


About Emily Deutchman, the Artist

Emily Deutchman studied philosophy at Skidmore College with a minor in art. In addition to her undergraduate studies, she has taken courses at The National Academy of Art, the Arts Students League of New York, and Columbia University’s School of the Arts (Intensive Painting Program).  President with Boob Faces is Deutchman’s first solo exhibition.


About Ellen Frank, Q&A Moderator (Nov. 17)
Ellen Frank is a gifted artist and scholar. Her record of achievement in painting, book design and scholarship include a Fulbright Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, Ford Foundation Fellowship, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts grants. Among the many honors bestowed upon her book,Literary Architecture: Essays Toward a Tradition, are awards from the American Association of University Presses, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and other prestigious organizations. Frank studied art history and connoisseurship at Yale University and holds an interdisciplinary doctorate in English literature and the visual arts from Stanford University. 


For additional information and Images
Please contact  Nyssa Frank, The Living Gallery BK,