The Human Figure in Art – Curated by C. David Swanson
November 1 - November 24
Curator: C. David Swanson.
Figuration in art today is enjoying a resurgence, both in the academic art world, and in the popular taste, especially in the genre of Western Art. Often it occurs in wildlife or depictions of frontier characterizations of cowboys or Native Americans. What I wanted to do in this show is to keep it to the interpretation of the human figure in its various applications in painting, drawing and sculpture today. It is my belief that the human form is and will always remain of central importance to art, as it is, after all, what we are most interested in: us. So, regardless of fashion in art, it can be counted on to be of interest to the viewing public, however it is utilized compositionally or crafted, from portraiture, to period interpretations and costumery, to the elegant nude itself. It is a glorious creation and paramount among all creatures, so how can it not be everlasting as important subject matter in art, the study and propagation of beauty itself?
Reception will take place November 16th from 6-8pm.