Wednesday, January 27, 2016

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Saturday, 30 January 2016

Muriel Eulich, Image

CLEARLY HUMAN II: MEANING, MYSTERY AND MASTERY OF THE HUMAN FIGURE 
OPENS JANUARY 22, ST. LOUIS ARTISTS’ GUILD

JANUARY 30, 6-9PM FREE RECEPTION WITH AWARDS, 130th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION KICK-OFF, ST. LOUIS ARTISTS’ GUILD

“I believe that figurative art has a strong role in creating social change. Therefore, figurative art has played a big role in contemporary art today,” explains Victor Wang, juror for Clearly Human II.

Clearly Human II, St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s new exhibition, explores the human form in all media. The most enduring themes in the visual arts, the human form has been drawn, painted and carved since ancient times and represented in many different ways. This juried exhibit opens January 22.  A FREE Reception is planned January 30, 6 – 9pm, to recognize exhibiting artists, announce awards, and kick off the Artists’ Guild’s 130th birthday celebration. There will be figure drawing demonstrations and more. This exhibit is on display through February 27, 2016.

“I selected works which engage my curiosity with an interesting personal idea,” describes Wang. “I’m not only looking for the mystery of the artwork but the mastery of the surface - how the artist can carry on the figurative tradition skill with the unique interpretation of dialogue.”

About the Juror:  Victor Wang’s paintings use the human figure as a vehicle to convey the human experience with the emotional tension and psychological drama of life’s turning points. In addition to his paintings’ surface quality, he often uses sunflowers, a reference to his boyhood in China during the Cultural Revolution, as a metaphor to connote his background and emotional stage. Victor Wang is an artist, author, and a Professor in Painting and Drawing, Department of Fine Arts, Fontbonne University in St. Louis.

Exhibit Related Programs: Figurative drawing classes and workshops, a Friday night draw-in, and a gallery artist talk have been planned to coincide with this exhibit. Please view our class schedule online at http://www.stlouisartistsguild.org/new/classes-workshops.

Gallery hours: 10am – 6pm Tues. – Fri. 10am – 4pm. Sat. Closed Sun., Mon., holidays.

St. Louis Artists' Guild
12 N. Jackson Ave. at Forsyth Blvd
63105

314-727-6266

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