The Nude in the 21st Century

Jennifer Agricola-Mojica



Joan Appel



Carol Blum



Robert Creighton



Robert Creighton



Patrick Deshaye



Patrick Deshaye



Irene Dogmatic



Grace Flott



Ghislaine Fremaux



Drea Frost



Laura Genovese



Jane E. Herrold



Valerie Hollstein



Kate Howe



Sebastian Hyde



Tom Jensen



Linda Pearlman Karlsberg



Linda Pearlman Karlsberg



Mark Kaufman



Ken Klos



Joe Lastomirsky



Sandy Lerman



Harold Lohner



Pat McCallum



Pat McCallum



Jessica McCoy



Joseph Miller



Richard Motchman



Richard Motchman



Sagan Newham



Robert Paulmenn



Franklin Ramos



Paul Rutz



Paul Rutz



Paul Rutz



Chris Sheridan



Chris Sheridan



Maya Sokolow



Jackie Ta



Tanya Tewell



Nanette Wallace



Nanette Wallace



Carrie Williams


SOLO SHOW AWARD

Chris Sheridan

(Seattle, WA)
Artist Website

From dust began the deceit, oil on canvas, 42" x 24"

The two paintings I have in this year's Au Natural exhibition mark the end of a nearly 20-year exploration of the human form, and the human experience. They are the last two (for now) of hundreds of paintings to explore the origins of belief and ritual, starting with the imagery and symbolism in Aesop's Fables, and over time expanding to cover various cultures' mythological stories, religions, and histories. From there, the work wandered into deeper explorations of the soul, the subconscious, and existence.

Eventually my explorations turned inward, and I started to focus on the rich imagery and symbolism of my personal dreams. As I did so, I began to move away from the human form, and started looking more closely at the landscape--or more specifically, my experience in it. These two paintings mark the jumping-off point from one body of work to another; they are the final entries to the series that I call Allegories from my subconscious. "Upon the threshold of memory" was the final painting of the series, and fittingly features a figure receding into a vivid landscape.

My figurative work was about my attempt to better understand us, whereas the landscape work is, so far, a way to better understand myself. At some point, I'm sure the figure will wander back into focus.


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