Bowing to the Figure

Bowing to Figure: 28th Annual Naked Show + Art Sale
December 4 – 12, 2020
Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, Annex Building, Art Education Room #1, 10211 – 112 Street NW, Edmonton, AB

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Responding to THE WORKS Festival’s intended 2020 theme “Yield”, the exhibition “Bowing to the Figure” presents a broad range of conceptual and formalistic approaches to the aspect of human form. Featuring drawings, paintings, and sculpture from Harcourt’s Live Model Sessions, the exhibition allows the viewers to contemplate the beauty of the human body from several stylistic directions in the history of art ranging from Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism through Cubism and Expressionism, to semi-abstract forms. This exhibition doubles as a fundraiser with 70% of the proceeds to be designated to the artists while the remaining 30% will support Harcourt’s art exhibitions and art education programs.


Image by Nirmal Mehta: Andrea (detail), 2019, oil on board, 11 x 14 inch
Courtesy of the Artist