The Figure, Reclaimed, seeks to celebrate and explore the Renaissance of the female body and the female figurative painter in visual culture. Through the work of Aneka Ingold and Livia Xandersmith, this exhibition explores how female figurative painters have combined the traditional art of figurative painting with contemporary, stylized approaches to redefine and expand upon what it means to be a figurative painter, ruminate on the female experience, and how representations of the female body are consumed.
The Figure, Reclaimed is a co-curatorial project from Jodi McCoy and Mara Cressey. The exhibit is open July 5-Aug. 4 at the Carolla Arts Exhibition Center. We will have an opening reception in coordination with First Friday Art Walk, July 7, 6-8 p.m. and a closing reception Aug. 4, 6-8 p.m.