The Nude in the 21st Century

Gill Alexander



Paul Barton



Joesph Besch



Cathie Carroll



Cathie Carroll



Patrick Deshaye



Suzanne Fitzgerald



Edi Franc



Ghislaine Fremaux



Jay Giliberty



Jay Giliberty



Matthew Glover



Brad Gooch



Sebastian Hyde



Thomas C. Jackson



Thomas C. Jackson



John Kayrouz



Beth Kehoe



Elizabeth Kendall



Elizabeth Kendall



Patrick Kernan



Joe Lastomirsky



Joe Lastomirsky



Mary Lepingwell



Monica Lisette-Sanchez



Monica Lisette-Sanchez



Harold Lohner



Lawrence Mannato



Jason Mayer



Helen Oh



Mabrie Ormes



Henk Pander



Henk Pander



Henk Pander



Robert Paulmenn



rachel petrovich



Jason Pitzl



Jason PItzl



Nick Rezetar



NIck Reszetar



Sohail Shehada



Chris Sheridan



Stephanie Sileo



Stephanie Sileo



Stephanie Sileo



Gregory Siler



Gregory Siler



Mike Southern



Margaret van Patten



Roger Walkup



Roger Walkup



Eric Wallis


Matthew Glover
(Houston, TX USA)
Artist Website

Sarah Bracing, Hand knitted tapestry, 45"x35"

The idea of Femininity is traditionally three-fold: Maiden, Mother, and Matron. In this body of work I attempt to use signals of each so as to unify them in the mind of the viewer into one vision of woman.
The subject matter, the female nude, falls into a tradition at least as old as the written word. In the setting of an Art Gallery, encountering an image of the female nude brings back the works of past ages, thus echoing the wisdom of the Matron figure as one of humanity's elders.
The medium, knitting, is archetypically a skill passed down from mother to daughter. By using a medium that has an assumed gender of the creator, and is, for the most part, viewed as motherly, the Mother aspect of femininity is folded into the work.
Using black and white images at first harkens to an older era, though the black and white image is, in itself, timeless. Infusing a small bit of colour into the image suggests an emerging nature and identity, that of the Maiden.
It is necessary to universalize the subject though. Each subject is acknowledged by name in the title of the piece, but the intentional low resolution of the finished piece allows the viewer to fill in the details of appearance.


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