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Body Images: Ideas of Beauty
an exhibition by Fred Hatt, Yuliya Lanina, Lynn Marie, Mauricio Trenard

Beauty comes in all dimensions, and the four artists in this exhibition each explore their own ideas through images of the human body. Commercial depictions of the human form emphasize a narrowly defined ideal, which makes people unsatisfied with themselves. In a society where the "idea of beauty" is sold to us, fashions change with eras and geographical locations. The round figures of nubile women once favored in the paintings of European masters would now be deemed overweight. In West Africa the full figured woman is still idealized as an icon of fertility.

Carlito's Cafeexhibition on view
from
August 15 - September 10, 2005
at
CARLITOS *ART for CHANGE* Gallery


see Carlito's Art for Change Café websiteArt for Change
 
Body Image exhibition reception  Lynn Marie  Art for Change

Yuliya Lanina    


Art for Change exhibits contemporary artists of diverse cultural backgrounds who use art as a tool for progressive social change. Established in 2000, Art for Change is committed to representing art that challenges existing boundaries of culture, meaning and the mainstream. Exhibitions focus on emerging and established artists who are looking to create a challenging statement of contemporary history.


August 15 - September 10, 2005
CARLITOS *ART for CHANGE* Gallery

Body Images: Ideas of Beauty
an exhibition by Fred Hatt, Yuliya Lanina, Lynne Marie, Mauricio Trenard

Yuliya Lanina focuses on female sexuality. Her mixed media artworks incorporate vulva casts, found objects and photomontage. Yuliya aims to portray the vulva as something inspiring rather than obscene. Yuliya Lanina's websiteYuliya Lanina's website

Lynn Marie is an accomplished "outsider" artist. Her work has particular interest in social and economic justice for women but is not limited to that. Her work is heavily inspired by her experience of working in women prisons. She works primarily in textiles, and her visual language involves inks applied by brushstroke, sealed imagery and spontaneous writing in wax, stitching and monoprinting on various fabrics. Her quilts depict the human body in a stark, un-stereotyped way. Lynne Marie's websiteLynne Marie's website

Mauricio Trenard uses painting as a process to reflect and find ways to reaffirm and express his identity as an immigrant from Cuba. "Painting is an act through which I find freedom to change something without any obligation to cultural patterns or stereotypes of beauty." more on Mauricio Trenardmore on Mauricio Trenard

The drawings of Fred Hatt depict the human form without sentimentality or judgment. His aim is to capture personality, attitude and energetic presence along with their physical presence. Fred Hatt's websiteFred Hatt's website

Art for Change exhibits contemporary artists of diverse cultural backgrounds who use art as a tool for progressive social change.



Mauricio Trenard  Lynn Marie  Art for Change

Yuliya Lanina
 Fred Hatt  Jules

Kyle  reception photos: Art for Change  Lynne Marie

 
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