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“The Figure Revealed” Nude Exhibition
March 28, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - May 31, 2014 @ 6:00 pmFree
A radiant woman leaps into the air, head thrown back, neck exposed to the sky in celebration of her own body in Kelly McCarthy’s “Wild Joy”. McCarthy is one of the 34 artists exploring the eccentricities, uniqueness and beauty of the human body. Artists hailing from Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio are assembling for the upcoming exhibition “The Figure Revealed” at the Kaviar Forge & Gallery, celebrating the interpretation of perhaps the most provocative, beautiful, and emotional visual subject matter. Participating artists and their artwork seek to achieve a diverse plethora of goals, whether it is to instruct, fascinate, challenge, or seduce the viewer. Both the female and male nude are expertly addressed in this exhibition. Visitors to “The Figure Revealed” will find themselves surrounded by work created by artists possessing heightened understanding, perspective, talent, and, of course, a connection to the spirit of the nude body. The group show will consist of stunning collage work, ceramic sculpture, polymer clay portraiture, photographs, oil and acrylic paintings, and charcoal, pastel, and pencil drawings, all of which pay homage to the sanctity of the human figure.
“I’m drawn to portraying the human form in all of its beauty and complexity. Since it is impossible to truly know another person completely, I paint faces and bodies as a form of communication.” –Sharon Matisoff
The exhibition opens March 28th, with an artist reception during the F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop from 6-9pm. The exhibition ends on May 31st. Over 30 artists have work appearing in the exhibition, which was open to all figure artists. Featuring the work of Claudia Hammer, Sharon Matisoff, and Catherine Bryant; practiced artists who have mastered the use of rich pigments and purposeful lighting illustrating with ease the complexity and delicacy behind representing the female form. Ceramic artist Geoffrey Crowe is also featured with a seven foot, life-size ceramic and conduit sculpture which demands the viewer’s attention through its incomplete and fragmented exoskeleton. Fred DiGiovanni’s striking silver prints reveal an expertise in composition, taste, and lighting when dealing with the female form, creating an overwhelming sense of solitude felt throughout his three works featured in the exhibition. The exhibition also includes many other talented figure artists from Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. (For a complete list of the artists and high resolution images, visit craigkaviar.com). A wide range of media and technique will be on display for onlookers to enjoy.
The Kaviar Gallery currently represents over one hundred artists. Located on Frankfort Ave in Louisville, the gallery brims with various fine arts, crafts, jewelry and furniture. Owner Craig Kaviar, who is a renowned sculptor and blacksmith himself, is a proponent of Louisville arts and a fervent believer in the importance of celebrating local arts and crafts.
Gallery Hours: Thursday & Friday 12-6, Saturday 12-4