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January Issue 2011

FRANK in Chapel Hill, NC, Features Figure Exhibition

FRANK, the Franklin Street Arts Collective in Chapel Hill, NC, will present, Seeing the Figure, an exhibition of contemporary work inspired by the human form, on view from Jan. 10 through Mar. 6, 2011. An opening reception will be held on Jan. 14, 2011, from 7-9pm.

Headlined by invited artists Dennis Farber and Connie Imboden from Baltimore, MD, as well as Triangle area artists Paris Alexander and Laura Farrow, the show will also contain juried work from our FRANK member artists. The show will be juried by celebrated artist Beverly McIver.

The exhibiting artists have varied approaches to the figure in style, medium, and content. Describing the work of our invited artist, Connie Imboden, Carl Little in Art New England Magazine said, "Imboden's stature as a world-class photographer is based on her compelling images of bodies transformed by water. Over the years she has explored the intersection of physical form and liquid medium. In her photographs, torsos, limbs, and visages stretch and twist into new configurations that are often gorgeous and frequently disturbing."

Speaking of Alexander Paris, Dr. Lawrence J. Wheeler, Director of the NC Museum of Art, said, "Paris uses the human form as his subject, frequently in carved stone, but also in clay and hard plaster. He expresses himself equally well in all these materials. In fact these varied elements contribute to the power of his art."

Our invited artists have pieces in significant national and international collections ranging from the Museum of Modern Art in New York to the Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Tokyo, and many of our FRANK artists are collected regionally and nationally.

Seeing the Figure is sponsored by 140 West and Whitehall Antiques, and is coordinated by member artists Paul Hrusovsky, Marianita Stevans, and Barbara Tyroler.

Also on view at FRANK through Jan. 9, 2011, is the exhibit, Small Wonders, featuring small works by gallery member artists.

The mission of the Franklin Street Arts Collective is to support the arts community of Chapel Hill and the region, expand community appreciation of the arts through educational programming, and promote the Town of Chapel Hill and North Carolina as a major arts destination.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the center at 919/636-4135 or visit (www.frankisart.com).


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