The Nude: Brutal Beauty
For over 30 years, the Lexington Art League has continued to push the boundaries beyond the traditional ‘figure exhibition’ toward a deeper exploration of the human experience and form.
Stripped down and back to it’s most bare, The Nude: Brutal Beauty is an exhibition of the human figure that speaks to our innermost instincts that crave satisfaction, pleasure, and comfort. Through works that invite us to examine the physical qualities we are unable to avoid and often hide, The Nude: Brutal Beauty, seeks to convey a universal rawness that reveals our desires and limitations, while boldly approaching the way we experience the human form.
Come feed your your senses on all things brutal and beautiful at this Bacchanalian fest.
Music from DJ Ellie Herring, hor d'oeuvres and cocktails by Sweet Lilu's. Cocktail attire welcomed.
Friday, January 26th, 2018 from 7-11pm, at the Lexington Art League, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY 40505.
Verbal Behavior Consulting, Inc.
Jessica Winters Law Office, LLC
Enderle Besten Dierfuff, PLLC
Pohl Rosa Pohl
West Sixth Brewing
The Scout Guide Lexington
South Hill Gallery
Art Shechet and Marilyn Robie
Marnie Clay Holoubek
George Haviland Argo III
Dr. David and Beverly Hufford
Bill and Susan Nichols
Sora Contemporary Circus
* $65 tickets available to everyone! Special offer for LAL members only, $50 tickets!*
Brutal Beauty Workshops
$50 Student Fee: All materials provided
All are welcome
Location: Loudoun House
January 30th, 5:30-9:30pm
Figure Drawing w/David Stenulson
This workshop teaches the basic foundations of drawing in a simple three step process. No prior drawing experience is required and all levels are welcome. Participants will work in charcoal and learn how to hone a basic sketch from a crude state into a finished tonal drawing. While still learning to see and interpret glimpses of beauty in the beginning crude stages, participants will also gain an awareness of compositional perspectives. The concepts taught in this workshop translate into the foundations for painting technique as well. Materials will be provided as participants are guided through working from a live model, receive one on one instruction, and watch a live demonstration.
February 20th, 5:30-9:30pm
Mixed-media Figure Workshop w/Jack Girard
This workshop will introduce participants to contemporary image-making concepts and practices as they relate to interpreting the figure in a wide range of combined materials. Participants will focus primarily on process as they explore new ways of doing and thinking about the figure as central to visual communication. Live nude models will serve as subject and inspiration. While basic materials will be provided, participants are encouraged to bring any preferred/favorite materials or tools with them.