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Unabashed: The Portrait and Figure

Dacia Gallery
53 Stanton Street, 917-445-5243
East Village / Lower East Side
June 4 - June 18, 2011
Reception: Saturday, June 4, 6 - 10 PM
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Featured Artists: Rachel Burgess, Michael Berkowitz, Eva Connell, Jamie Greenfield, John Hampshire, Kiseok Kim, Thomas Legaspi, William Nelson, David Rockwell, Maud Taber-Thomas, and Shawn Yu.

Throughout history the human form has been the epicenter of every civilization. We can find some of the earliest figurative work from caves in Lascaux, France to the beginnings of great civilizations in Mesopotamia and Eurasia. The Egyptian tombs of the Pharos and highly ornate Etruscan tombs present the viewer with episodes from daily life as well as spiritual beliefs. By painting and sculpting the human form, artists have created a language that expresses and resonates their culture across time. At the height of the renaissance portraits and figures dominated art and great artists were coveted by the affluent and powerful to depict their likeness. The evolution of portraiture and figurative work took a sharp turn with the invention of photography and enabled artists to have a new perspective on how the figure is presented. Today, artists employ traditional and newly innovated techniques to visually express their vision of the human figure. Join us at Dacia Gallery and experience a stunning display of masterful figurative work by today’s contemporary artists.
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