This exhibition focuses on the nude, one of the most recognizable subject matter in the history of art, and something that can express great beauty and emotion, but at the same time be highly controversial. The artists selected for this exhibition, have created artwork that both reflects a true representation of the human form, as well as idealizing it for what it can be. Whether it be the hand-sewn human hair drawings by Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, that alone are so unique in their medium, but when paired with the subject matter a new symbolic connection is formed, or the graphite drawings by Mischa Tranquilli, which are created in a very traditional and realistic technique, each of the pieces on display explores the nude form in an interesting and advanced way. EXPOSED brings together the skill and dedication of traditional forms, contemporary ideas, and work that breaks barriers and takes things to the next level. This exhibition includes pieces that feature imagery of the nude, semi nude, and implied nude forms. Artwork created in the mediums of acrylic and oil paintings, watercolor, mixed media, graphite/charcoal drawings, hand-sewn human hair, collage, and photography will be on display.
Participating Artists: Carley McHenry, Charlesey McCallister, Erin Sandsmark, Jessica Damsky, Julia Hamel, Martin Nelson, Kari Roberts, Marit Block, Michael Bach, Mischa Tranquilli, Nicola DeMarsico, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Mitchell Cory Nelson, Sunday Grogan Trott, Susan Hensel, and Yijia Li.
This exhibition runs from August 5 – August 27. The gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 12:30 – 5:00 pm, or by appointment.