Works/San José community and art and performance center presents:
An exhibition featuring a multitude of media from nine artists:
Rebecca Bauen, Mike Buscemi, Christopher Elliman, John Kurtyka, David Larimore, Francesca Lovecchio, Elizabeth Parashis, Carlos Perez, and Al Preciado
April 3 to May 9, 2009
Opening Reception, First Friday April 3, 7 to 9pm
Artists will also be in attendance on First Friday May 1, 7 to 9pm
451 South 1st Street, San José, CA 95113
Beast Figurative is a show where artists will explore the animal element inside the figurative form: how the wild of the animal is inherent in our humanity, how it influences our lifestyle, how it is reflected in sports, politics, gender, religion, and mythology, and how we as working artists use this animal instinct and intuition to inform and visualize our emotional, psychological, and physical states.
The human figure is what ties this diverse group of artists together, but it is also the human condition, which will be portrayed in overt, sublime, and even abstract renditions.
In the context of this exhibition, “Beast” refers to that unfettered rage, heartbreak, sadness, joy, melancholy, and the powerful core that resides in each of us. It is the unbridled, unannounced, and intense creative inspiration that drives, fuels, and pushes our art to a creative zenith. Every artistic soul is a frozen sea—the beast resides beneath the surface.