The Nude in the 21st Century

Lisa Ackerman



Carrie Alter



Harriet Barratt



Grace Benedict



Grace Benedict



Robert Bibler



Robert Bibler



Kelly Blevins



Jamina Bone



Tedd Chilless



Hunter Clarke



Hunter Clarke



Mona Cordell



Jennifer Cutshall



Rhoda Draws



Bruce Erikson



Shady Eshghi



Alexendra Eyer



Jeff Faerber



Rachel Foster



Graehound



Elaine Green



Annie Heisey



Keith Howard



Kathryn Hratko



Sebastian Hyde



Tom Jensen



Tricia Kaman



Mark Kaufman



Patrick Kernan



Monika Linehan



Katherine Liontas-Warren



Cathy Locke



Daniel Maidman



Jessica Marshall



Jim McComas



Jim McComas



Jessica McCoy



Christopher Mooney



Thu Nguyen



Andrew Ogus



Michael Reedy



Michael Reedy



Nick Reszetar



Bethany Rowland



Paul Rutz



Joseph Shepler



Brian Smith



Darrell Weaver



Denise Weir



John Whitehouse



John Whitten


People's Choice Award

Michael Reedy

(Ann Arbor, MI)
Artist Website

Blash, Mixed media on paper, 42" x 29"

The human figure has been central to my studies and explorations as a practicing artist for the last twenty years. My ongoing curiosity regarding the physical limits of the body, and its ultimate failing (both outwardly and inwardly), has been paired with prior interests long rooted in depictions of the body that fall outside the canon of art history (medical imaging and cartooning). Here, the ongoing references to anatomical illustration, and its benign approach to depicting pain and death, and cartooning serve to both underscore the comedic tragedy of physical existence, as well as the frailties that increasingly define our sense of self as we age. In each instance, the unsettling presence of the open body (removed from its traditional context) presents complex questions of gender, pleasure, pain, interpretation, and reception, and results in works infused with a sense of scientific aura, moral lesson, and morbid entertainment. Consequently, I hope the viewer is seduced into disregarding the boundaries between interior and exterior, between looking and feeling, and between the real and the pictured body.


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