The Tenacity of the Figure

In the history of the art over the last century, the human figure has gone in and out of style as subject many times. Duchampian challenges, abstract expressionism, pop art, op art, conceptual works, earthworks, and a myriad of other approaches have arisen and at times the figure as theme has fallen out of favor.
However, it is never for long. The death of the figure is always greatly exaggerated. It the most basic and primal subject. It is what a child first draws. It is what almost all artists return to…it is ever resilient. And it never does not matter.

Participating Artists:
Donald Beal
Nancy Carrozza CaraDonna
Diane Cournoyer
Peter Dickison
Erik Durant
Pamela Hoss
Benjamin Martinez
Kelly Zelen
Curated by Don Wilkinson, Art Critic and Columnist for the Standard Times and Artscope
Artist reception to take place on Saturday, July 11 from 2:00 t0 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The public is cordially invited. Image: Ariadne Third Scale Figure
Cast Resin,
 2014, Erik Durant

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