Erik Flesher Lisa Kenion
THE CULTURAL CENTER ACKNOWLEDGES WITH THANKS KIM SCHOEL OF DEAD HORSE GALLERY FOR CURATORIAL CONSULTATION
With GO FIGURE, the Sandusky Cultural Center celebrates figural painting with the work of six regional artists. Although their work varies in size and medium, they all share a profound interest in the human form. They explore the form itself, but go beyond form to what is beneath, inside, not seen. The complexity of human nature is inseparable from our physical being.
The art of painting the human figure is as ancient as the 17,000-year-old Lascaux cave paintings in France, and the silk paintings of the Ming dynasty in China. Figure painting in Ancient Egypt was integral to religious ceremonies. Other early examples were associated with magic, or created for purely pragmatic reasons, such as to explain hunting techniques. Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations from mainland Greece and the Aegean Sea area developed the tradition of purely decorative painting, later carried on in ancient Greece and Rome. Renaissance figure painting expanded its focus to human emotions, as well as form. This shift to the portrayal of the individual, as opposed to the ideal, continued into the twentieth century. At that point, some artists used the human figure in very political and ideological paintings, like the murals of Diego Rivera. Works in the current exhibit explore the human figure from a contemporary point of view. Most will be for sale.
There will be a reception for the artists and the public Sunday, February 22 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Concurrent with Go Figure, artwork displayed in the student gallery at Sandusky Cultural Center, Off Center, will be by students from Saints Peter and Paul campus, Sandusky Central Catholic School.
The Sandusky Cultural Center is open to the public Sunday through Friday, free of charge. It welcomes local organizations and school groups for guided tours, workshops or as a meeting space. Arrangements can be made by calling the gallery attendant at 419-625-1188 during regular gallery hours. The Center is located at 2130 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio, at the rear of Sandusky High School, adjacent to the Planetarium.
The Sandusky Cultural
Center is open to the public free of charge during scheduled hours.
We welcome local organizations and school groups for guided tours, workshops
or as a meeting space, and arrangements can be made by calling the gallery
attendant at 419-625-1188 during regular gallery hours. The Center
is located at 2130 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio, at the rear of Sandusky
High School, adjacent to the Planetarium.
With awareness of cultural diversity and the positive values of artistic regionalism, the Sandusky Cultural Center provides educational and entertaining exhibits that stimulate an interest in the fine arts, provide a focus for multicultural awareness, and introduce complex issues and challenging concepts.