Exposed: Nudes in Art 2018


Fatata2009Throughout history, representation of the human form has been charged with tremendous energy, both positive and negative. Whether a taboo or a revelation of mastery over form and expression, crafting life-like human figures has appealed to us. We use the human nude to master skill, understand ourselves, and push social and psychological buttons. Our goal for our annual exhibit, Exposed: Nudes in Art is to discover how today’s artists explore and represent the human form.

This year we are excited to renew our invitation to artists to submit works in any 2-D or 3-D media, of any style or genre (abstract, conceptual, highly realistic, etc.), for consideration in the Litmus Gallery annual Exposed: Nudes in Art, a competitive exhibit exploring various treatments of the nude, semi-nude, and implied nude human form in modern art.

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Live Art 2018: A Special Body Art Tattoo Event


Live Art 2018Throughout history, humans have marked their bodies with tattoos. These body modifications fall into three broad categories: purely decorative (with no specific meaning); symbolic (with a specific meaning pertinent to the wearer); pictorial (a depiction of a specific person or item). These permanent designs — sometimes plain, sometimes elaborate, always personal — have served as amulets, status symbols, declarations of love, signs of religious beliefs, adornments and even forms of punishment. The ‘body art’ culture and practice of tattooing has become acceptable and accessible for people of all trades and levels of society.

As a special event part of the annual ‘Exposed: Nudes in Art’ exhibition (March 2 – April 26), Litmus Gallery is pleased and delighted to include this year at the Friday, April 6: 6-9 pm wine reception, a special ‘Live Art 2018’ show highlighting body tattoos.

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