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INCIDENT No.42: Portraits
Peter Walsh - Kristopher Perry 




Incident No.42 includes portrait projects by Peter Walsh (stage left) & Kristopher Perry (stage right).   

Kristopher Perry takes discrete photographs of pedestrians as he moves through the city. The photographs of these citizens, whose identity is unknown to Perry, are the basis of an archive of candidly expressive faces that are the source material for his drawings.

The 49 drawings of Peter Walsh's project were created by 7 artists during a Portrait Drawing Round Robin at the Hudson Opera House on Saturday, April 23, 2011. During a two hour session, the participants created portrait drawings of each other and themselves and then constructed a wall sized portrait “matrix” of the completed drawings. The Round Robin created a unique kind of group portraiture that turns the traditional power relationships of portraiture on its head. Portraits of each participant are shown horizontally, portraits by them vertically. Self-portraits fall in a diagonal line from the upper left to the lower right. The Round Robin was organized by Artist Peter Walsh (

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This project would not be possible without the the artists who donated their time and skill to creating the Round Robin. Special thanks to them for their intense focus and good humor during the session. Also a round of applause is due to the Hudson Opera House for their generosity in allowing us to use their workshop space and to Christopher Quirk and Judy Garvey for their assistance during the session.