An opening reception on the evening of June 10 will showcase visual work, as well as thought-provoking installations, live performance art, and a figure drawing class with live models that will be open to the public. Events being planned throughout the show's duration will include a panel discussion on this theme.
Full Frontal Life Drawing Class:
The idea for this show was born out of a Wednesday morning life drawing class. To us, working from a nude model is a foundational artistic process, one that has been practiced since the beginning of art history. But to a protected public, where parents and society indoctrinate youth to associate nudity with sex and pornography, the naked body has become increasingly taboo and controversial. Intended as an educational and reverential feature to this show, we will open up the sacred and intimate space of the life drawing studio to a gallery audience, inviting them to experience the technical, mental, and often spiritual importance of drawing from live models. Through their observation of this peaceful connectedness that inspires much of the work in the show, I hope to bring awareness to the way we apply self-justified labels to abstract objects and deas, simply ased o our individual histories and experiences. The public is invited and welcome to participate in the life drawing class, happening throughout the duration of the reception. Materials will be provided or artists can bring their own.