Monday – Friday: 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday: 1 – 4 pm
Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery is free and open to the public.
March 9 – April 7, 2017
Throughout time, depictions of the human body reflect a multitude of complex cultural and societal constructs. The body has been idealized as an image of our aspirations of perfection, as in the depiction of Greek and Roman gods and goddesses. It has been fetishized in ancient stone sculptures as images of fertility or idolized in iconic and symbolic depictions of religious devotion. It is used to convey descriptions and distinctions between power and submission.
One of the enduring tenets for artists has been that the depiction or rendering of the body is the most direct, and familiar, way to reveal and talk about the human condition. What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to be self-aware? How do we know ourselves? How do we present ourselves to the world? Does our perception of who we are change over time?
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