Adorn (The female figure in folklore and myth)

November 17 to December 19, 2012

From the tiny “Venus of Willendorf” statuette, carved out of mammoth ivory, to Sandro Botticelli’s dreamlike “Primavera” to Willem de Kooning’s tumultuous “Women” series, the female figure has had a long, continuous, and developmental union with the art world. In most cultures, the female figure has been historically depicted in religion, folklore and myth as a symbol of fertility, protection, nourishment, sexuality, beauty and love, as well as evil, power and destruction. For this exhibit artists submited work that explores this long established and innate relationship connecting art, the artist, and the female figure.

Featured Artists:
Ola Aldous
Christine Anderson
Peter Arakawa
Vivian Bedoya
Luis Alves Collage
Fred Cole
Jane Dell
Theresa DeSalvio
Vince DiOrio
Sarah Allen Eagen
Steven Epstein
Donna Faranda
Irvin J. Fuchs
Richard Gessner
Bill Giacalone
Susan Evans Grove
Bruce Gundersen
Adrienne Hecker
Rita Herzfeld
Alison Hooper
Lora Hudicka
Judith Hugentobler
Ruth F. Jansyn
Kathleen Kirchner
Parvathi Kumar
Kristina Lloyd
Maria Lupo
Brian McCormack
Caitlin McCormack
Pat Feeney Murrell
Naomi Nierenberg
Ellen Rebarber
Renee Samuels
Joseph Schembri
Tatiana Sougakova
Lisa Turngren
Karen Weintraub
Parvathi Kumar  – “Devi” photograph

Parvathi Kumar – “Devi” photograph

Ruth Jansyn	 – “Joy” photograph

Ruth Jansyn – “Joy” photograph

Renee Samuels  – “Madonna of the Hands

Renee Samuels – “Madonna of the Hands

Susan Evans Grove  – “Distressed Barbie” C print

Susan Evans Grove – “Distressed Barbie” C print

Ola Aldous  – “Mother and  Child No. 2” oil on canvas

Ola Aldous – “Mother and Child No. 2” oil on canvas

Lora Hudicka  – “One Whimsical Dance” sculpture – hollowed tree trunk, silk ribbon, dried moss, flowers, fabric

Lora Hudicka – “One Whimsical Dance” sculpture – hollowed tree trunk, silk ribbon, dried moss, flowers, fabric

Bill Giacalone  – “Leda and the Swan” oil on canvas

Bill Giacalone – “Leda and the Swan” oil on canvas

Bruce Gundersen  – “The Dream” dyejet print on fabric

Bruce Gundersen – “The Dream” dyejet print on fabric

Naomi Nierenberg  – “Lady Awaiting” ceramic stoneware with copper trim

Naomi Nierenberg – “Lady Awaiting” ceramic stoneware with copper trim

Luis Alves: Collage   – “Womens World” framed hand made collage

Luis Alves: Collage – “Womens World” framed hand made collage

Judith Hugentobler  – “Sentimental Lady with a Small Bear” stoneware, tile, glass and grout

Judith Hugentobler – “Sentimental Lady with a Small Bear” stoneware, tile, glass and grout

Adrienne Hecker  – “The Princess and the Pea” ceramic

Adrienne Hecker – “The Princess and the Pea” ceramic

Maria Lupo   – “Healing Woman”  mixed media

Maria Lupo – “Healing Woman” mixed media

Lisa Turngren  – “On/Unmaking a Model #3 ” mixed media

Lisa Turngren – “On/Unmaking a Model #3 ” mixed media

Lisa Turngren  – “On/Unmaking a Model #11 ” mixed media

Lisa Turngren – “On/Unmaking a Model #11 ” mixed media

Donna Faranda  – “The Birth of Aphrodite” micro pointillism in Corel Painter

Donna Faranda – “The Birth of Aphrodite” micro pointillism in Corel Painter

Irvin J. Fuchs  – “The Glass Lady” stained glass sculpture

Irvin J. Fuchs – “The Glass Lady” stained glass sculpture

Kathleen Kirchner    – “Modern Myth 1”  digital photograph

Kathleen Kirchner – “Modern Myth 1” digital photograph

Ellen Rebarber  – “I Am Woman” fused glass with dichroic glass

Ellen Rebarber – “I Am Woman” fused glass with dichroic glass

Christine Anderson  – “Concrete time warp (white) ” photography

Christine Anderson – “Concrete time warp (white) ” photography

Vince DiOrio –  “The Gourd Family Series – The Story of Life” black and white prints colored in photoshop

Vince DiOrio – “The Gourd Family Series – The Story of Life” black and white prints colored in photoshop

Caitlin T. McCormack – “Ascent of the carnivorous milky bar” hand sewn dress, latex paint, light source – This work appears courtesy of Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Caitlin T. McCormack – “Ascent of the carnivorous milky bar” hand sewn dress, latex paint, light source – This work appears courtesy of Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Jane Dell  – “Fat Girl’s Dream” watercolor, ink/collage  on mylar

Jane Dell – “Fat Girl’s Dream” watercolor, ink/collage on mylar

Sarah Allen Eagen. – “I Wish This Scar to Have Been Given With All of the Love That Never Occurred Between Us”

Sarah Allen Eagen. – “I Wish This Scar to Have Been Given With All of the Love That Never Occurred Between Us”

Tatiana L. Sougakova – “Guardian” acrylic and permanent pen on canvas

Tatiana L. Sougakova – “Guardian” acrylic and permanent pen on canvas

Alison Hooper  – “Lady” plaster sculpture

Alison Hooper – “Lady” plaster sculpture

Richard Gessner  – “Surf Goddess ” colored pencil and watercolor on paper

Richard Gessner – “Surf Goddess ” colored pencil and watercolor on paper

Fred Cole – “See Through Bra” sculpture, mannequin, toys, springs, glass shapes

Fred Cole – “See Through Bra” sculpture, mannequin, toys, springs, glass shapes

Rita Herzfeld – “Committment” acrylic on canvas

Rita Herzfeld – “Committment” acrylic on canvas

KarenWeintraub – “Artist and Her Muse” Wall hanging – high fired, glazed white clay ceramic, acrylic, telephone wire, keys and beads

KarenWeintraub – “Artist and Her Muse” Wall hanging – high fired, glazed white clay ceramic, acrylic, telephone wire, keys and beads

Peter Arakawa  – “Playtex” pc print

Peter Arakawa – “Playtex” pc print

Joseph Schembri  – “At the Bar-1” canvas gic

Joseph Schembri – “At the Bar-1” canvas gic

Brian McCormack  – “Rock and Roll Hootchie Coo” found object, fiberglass, electric guitar parts, paint, thong

Brian McCormack – “Rock and Roll Hootchie Coo” found object, fiberglass, electric guitar parts, paint, thong

Vivian Bedoya –  “Hint of a Smile” photograph

Vivian Bedoya – “Hint of a Smile” photograph

Theresa DeSalvio “Pompeii” graphite, gouache on Yupo paper

Theresa DeSalvio “Pompeii” graphite, gouache on Yupo paper

Pat Feeney Murrell “Remains II” flax hand-made paper body wrapping, hand-colored pulp, mounted on handmade fragmented paper sprayed signboard, bamboo

Pat Feeney Murrell “Remains II” flax hand-made paper body wrapping, hand-colored pulp, mounted on handmade fragmented paper sprayed signboard, bamboo

Steven Epstein  – “Gypsy Fortune Teller” mixed media on hardboard

Steven Epstein – “Gypsy Fortune Teller” mixed media on hardboard

Kristina Lloyd  – “Two Goddess Statuettes” hand painted ceramics, beads

Kristina Lloyd – “Two Goddess Statuettes” hand painted ceramics, beads

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