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Tuesday, 15 November 2011

As Nature Intended

An exhibition of nude bodies

King’s Lynn Arts Centre - 12th to 20th November - 01553 779095 /

'We love Nature and most people will admire an art work of a landscape, a flower or a wild
animal. This exhibition features work that admires our own bit of Nature, our bodies. The body
evolved over thousands of years and Nature knew what she was doing. We are hard-wired to instinctively respond to these forms and enjoy the gift that Nature has provided. We enjoy performers and the energy and power in an athlete’s body or the grace and elegance in that of a dancer. Our culture demands we don’t stare at the bodies around us or flaunt our own bodies in front of others. But secretly everyone is peeking! This exhibition features the work of four Norfolk artists, who do more than peek. They admire our connection with Nature: Peter Kavanagh (drawings and paintings,) Becky Robinson (prints,) Janice Alamanou (photographs) and Becky Brown (sculptures.) Peter and Becky are inspired by life drawing, a great way to appreciate the body. Their drawings and prints convey the relationship of artist and model, of looking and showing. The handling of various media is quick and lively as the gesture of a pose has to be captured before the model tires. The pose communicates to us with poetic depth. Janice photographs the body as she would any other aspect of Nature. Light and form are particularly important in her images. Becky Brown creates stylised ceramic figures etched with organic forms that emphasise our dependance on Nature. Enjoy the pictures and sculptures and enjoy your own Human Nature.'
To help promote the exhibition we thought it would be fun to record our drawing sessions
in this blog, illustrating the work in progress along with our thoughts and ideas. Your comments
will be welcome!

I went along to this exhibition and highly recommend it. If you are in King's Lynn, do go and have a look. It's magic!

Peter Kavanagh will be giving a workshop at King's Lynn Art Centre this Friday, 18th Nov, 7pm-9pm, cost £15. Should be very interesting....see you there?
Peter will also be giving a workshop on Dec 4th in Wells. Count me in!

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