Friday, June 29, 2012

No love for the Nude

This is a recent painting I completed earlier this year. I was hoping I could include it in a figurative show I'm participating in with a couple of other artists here in Connecticut. This painting unfortunately could not be displayed as it was "too nude".  It's 48x60 and is pretty confrontational but really? C'mon, I've seen stuff like this and worse in museums and art history books. I also had to take this painting down early from my grad show for the same reason.  Assuming it's not a horrible painting, I'm kind of taking this response as a compliment. However I'd like to be able to display it somewhere other than the storage facility where it currently resides.