Go Figure: Contemporary Interpretations of Figurative Art
Spruill Art Gallery, 2009
Artists have been fascinated by the figure for centuries. Indeed, figurative art has been a fundamental part of the artistic vocabulary, providing the basis and foundation of creative expression. The human figure has been the subject of some of the most important works of art, inspiring artists to develop and cultivate their work. Yet in an age that is saturated and challenged by multimedia and technology we see a new direction in figurative art, one that responds to the innovative changes in our world. Contemporary artists are exposed to more sources of information and imagery; they are aware of both the history and trends in art and they seek creative expression that is a unique response to the time in which they live.