Embodied, open at the Picker Art Gallery from September 19-December 16, 2018.

Drawing from the Picker Art Gallery’s permanent collection along with selected works from the Longyear Museum of Anthropology, this exhibition explores how artists have engaged with the body as subject and as metaphor. Embodied considers the social and political meanings of the body, particularly issues of identity, gender, and race. How have external structures shaped our perceptions of the body, and what are the implications for how we interpret bodies in contemporary society? 

The exhibition will include works on paper, sculpture, and photography by artists such as Diane Arbus, Alexander Archipenko, Paul Cézanne, Claude Cahun, and Philip Pearlstein, as well as African and Pre-Columbian objects depicting the human form.  

Image: Ellen Carey, Figure Going into the Negative, 1980. Gelatin silver print with acrylic and ink. © 2018 Ellen Carey, courtesy of the artist, Jayne H. Baum Gallery (NY, NY) and M+B Gallery (LA, CA).

Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Dana Arts Center, 2nd Floor, Picker Art Gallery


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