STUTZARTSPACE presents "Unclothed: Exposing the Art Nude"

Masochist by Ed Stewart

Masochist, Ed Stewart


The nude human figure in fine art has been both celebrated and censored, with its creation and display being influenced by academia and religion and its virtue debated by everyone.

As part of the 2011 Spirit & Place Festival – which carries the theme "The Body" – a group show at STUTZARTSPACE will explore the question of the art nude's place in public venues.

The exhibition includes 33 figurative pieces by 29 artists from Indianapolis and beyond.

Roughly half of the participating artists have studios at the Stutz. They are Lydia Burris, Wendy Franklin, Jim Gerard, Travis S. Little, Karen Masbaum, Adam Noel, Polina Osherov, John Ross, Emily Schwank, Constance Scopelitis, Taylor Smith, Ed Stewart and Vicky White.

Other participants are: Mike J. Arledge, Jr., Scott Barnes, Grace Benedict, Jim Cantrell, Dan Cooper, Matthew Davey, Mark Dillman, Sylvia Gray, Don Krajewski, Charles Letbetter , Danuta Loane, Kirsten May, Jonathan McAfee, Gary Mitchell , Tom Potter and David Winge.

Partners for the exhibition and Nov. 11 panel discussion include NUVO Newsweekly and KLF Legal. The show will be exhibited in STUTZARTSPACE gallery, which is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays through Nov. 25.

"Unclothed: Exposing the Art Nude" Events

Preview Party
- Friday, Nov. 4, 5-9 p.m.

Exhibition - Gallery will be open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. beginning Friday, Nov. 4 and ending Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Opening Reception and Panel Discussion - Friday, Nov. 11, 5-9:30 p.m. (panel at 7 p.m.)
A 2011 Spirit & Place Festival event, the panel will discuss the place of the fine art nude in public venues. The moderator is Travis DiNicola, educator and co-host of WFYI's "Art of the Matter" radio program. Panelists will include: Tim Ayres, teaching pastor at Grace Community Church in Carmel; and Dan Cooper, chair of the IDADA Ethics and Fair Practice committee; Dan Grossman, visual arts critic at NUVO Newsweekly; Shannon Linker, director of artist services at the Arts Council of Indianapolis; Josh Schuler, director of sales and marketing at NUVO Newsweekly.

Unclothed: Exposing the Art Nude Postcard

WHAT: "Unclothed: Exposing the Art Nude" art exhibition, preview party and panel discussion
WHERE: STUTZARTSPACE Gallery, 212 W. 10th St., B110 (Enter from 10th Street via Bearcat alley)
COST: Free
ADDITIONAL INFO: (317) 503-6420

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