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In traditional art making, portraits (and especially those of oneself and one's significant other) are charged with personal connotations. In addition, it is nearly impossible for us as humans to look at a face at such close range without attempting to ascribe to it some emotional content. Our desire to penetrate the surface of these paintings and Katz's insistence on refusing us that privilege creates a tension between our aesthetic and emotional senses. Katz thwarts our expectations and demands that we think differently about what a portrait is and can be. 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His flat, broad areas of color and compressed spaces cause the viewer's eyes to skim over the surfaces of these portraits, never to penetrate in search of an interior life. Katz wants the viewer to experience and value the act of seeing without getting caught up in a search for meaning, as he has stated, "I can't think of anything more exciting than the surface of things. Just appearance." 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