This catalog features an essay by John Seed and over 35 color plates. Marcy Friedman, who has focused on figurative painting for the past few years, is an especially thoughtful, observant portraitist. Whether painting a friend, a family member or a professional model, Friedman endows her subjects with believability and intensity, working hard to capture just the right pose and attitude. “I’m interested in the inner soul of a person and the better you know someone, the harder it is to capture.