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The Portraits of Mark Tatum
Dates: Through July 9, 2017
Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday & Monday 10 am-4 pm; Sunday 10 am-3 pm
More Information: 518-263-2060
The Kaaterskill Fine Arts and Crafts Gallery proudly presents “About Face: The Portraits of Mark Tatum.” The show runs through July 9, 2017.
About this show, Tatum says, “When I have memories the first thing that usually comes to mind is the human face, then the context and circumstances. I think we are programmed from birth this way, to recognize what other faces look like. We then formulate our concept of self by the reactions we get and the expressions we observe during the course of a lifetime. For me and maybe us, from day one on this planet it is and has been ABOUT FACE.”
Mark Tatum was born in Yokohama, Japan and moved to the states at the age of four with his mother Ikuko and father Robert. He attended Parsons School of Design in New York majoring in communication design and worked in the field of advertising. Currently he studies with Mary Beth McKenzie at the Art Students League of New York, focusing on figurative painting working directly from life. He also studied drawing with Costa Vavagiakis at the ASL. Today Tatum’s work ranges from portraiture rendered in oils and pastels to figurative sculpture as well as still life. He lives in Manhattan and upstate NY with his wife Tina and his two cats Bodediah and Romulus.