Art Exhibition: Human Form: An Enduring Inspiration

Theresa Pfarr "Mad About You"

The Ann Street Gallery is pleased to present Human Form: Enduring Inspiration with an Artist Reception on Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 6-9 pm.

This new exhibition highlights a thematic grouping of sixteen visual artists whose work demonstrates the enduring interest and diversity of figural art, showcasing an array of stylistic approaches to the subject. The human form has endured as a powerful theme throughout the long history of art. Since prehistory different cultures and time periods have painted, drawn, and carved images of the human form applying to these the values and beliefs of their own age. Prehistoric caves entomb our earliest known figurative drawings and paintings. Ancient Egyptians carved the rigid human forms into their hieroglyphics, while archaic Greek and Roman sculptors, as well as artists of the Renaissance, created works of art that glorified the human body. As societies evolved, so did the ways artists investigate and interpret the human form. Not only does figurative art act as a direct means to address the human condition and make connections, but especially for these sixteen contemporary artists, it remains an inexhaustible source of inspiration.

Artist featured in the exhibition are: Gulgun Aliriza, Andrea Cote, Rebecca Darlington, Kaya Deckelbaum, Marsha Gregory, Erica Harris, Joetta Maue, Meridith McNeal, Theresa Pfarr, Jacquelyn Schiffman, Jackie Skrzynski, Tracy Stuckey, Catherine Welshman, Mallory Wetherell, Jeremy Willis and John Yost.

The exhibition is on view through Saturday, November 12. The exhibition was curated by Virginia Walsh, Director of the Ann Street Gallery.

The Ann Street Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery specializing in contemporary emerging and established artists. The gallery is located at 104 Ann Street in Newburgh, and hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00 am-5:00 pm and Friday through Saturday 11:00 am-5:00 pm.