Beyond the Figure: A Group Exhibition curated by Quang Ho
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6, 6-8 pm.
On view through April 27th, 2019.
Mia Bergeron, David Michael Bowers, David Cheifetz, Scott Fraser, Ron Hicks, Quang Ho, Jeremy Mann, Sherrie McGraw, George Pratt, Jordon Sokol, Daniel Sprick, Adrienne Stein, Nicolas Uribe (cover image on exhibition page), Kent Williams, & Vincent Xeus
This April, Gallery 1261 presents a group exhibition of figurative works as curated by the master painter, Quang Ho. The premise of this exhibition is centered on presenting the human figure and its exponential beauty with a more contemporary take on interpreting the subject matter.
“With this exhibition, I wanted to invite the top artists in the country and ask them to approach figure in a non-traditional way, thinking about this differently. I was curious to see if they can have a contemporary twist to a classical subject matter.” This collection of artworks will not be solely about the “nude”, as much as the figure in the environment, portraiture, and interesting compositions that stray from classically familiar.
This curated exhibition is a unique opportunity to share new work by these internationally renowned painters with the Denver community of art patrons.
The members of Beyond the figure have exhibited, been recognized, featured and collected by some of the most prestigious art institutions and collections, including Fine Art Connoisseur, The Florence Academy of Art , American Art Collector Magazine, Arnot Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco to name a few.
Each painter manages to present various elements of the human figure in a way that arouses curiosity and inspires the viewer to admire this simple, yet visually complex subject matter.