No one view of the nude is the same; in art, as in life, there are no certainties. No blacks and whites, only shades of gray. Writing about the nude is a difficult endeavor. It has been approached in the past by so many different visions and politics, that one thing is certain—there is no one revelation, there is no naked truth. The nude’s importance is paramount as a symbol of purity, humanity and sexuality. The body is the vessel that carries us through the world. It is one of the purest forms of nature. The nude affects the way we see and interpret the rest of the world. It is something that goes unnoticed in our lives, but all of humanity, even the puritanical, confront it on a daily basis.
Thursday, May 21, 2015; 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
May 21-June 20, 2015
Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA
Thursday-Friday, 6:00-8:00 pm
Saturday, 2:00-6:00 pm
Scott Alario, Ambrose & Wether, Jayna Aronovitch, Michael Bach, Daniel Baird-Miller, Madeline B. Carter, Alan Charlesworth, Jeff Enlow, Diane Fenster, Marina Font, Jessica L. Glover, Suzi Grossman, Hiroshi Hayakawa, Brett Henrikson, Soyo Hong, Katty Hoover, Henry Horenstein, Rachel Hulin , Rachel Jump, Klaus Kampert, Chris Maliga, Gaspar Marquez, Phyllis and Victor Merriam, Kathryn Oliver, Shelbi Schroeder, Michael Seif, Rachel Stern, Masha Svyatogor, James Walker, Maxim Wakultschik, James Wigger, Bob Wooley
ABOUT THE CURATOR:
Brett Henrikson is an artist-photographer living in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He received his BFA from RISD in 2011. Photographic processes are his hammer and chisel; they are the tools he uses to approach the world. He uses art and visual language to understand and reinterpret being. His bodies of work vary from work about the intersection of life and death, classical portraiture, nudes and the wet plate collodion process using the physicality of the photographic object in a new and unconventional way. He is based strongly in the craft and alchemy of the process. He believes that the hands on aspects of working in the darkroom and using film or large format gives the artist a real sense of creation over their work. His studio is in Central Falls, RI, in an old mill above a loading dock, where he can blast vinyl symphonies while making prints in the red warm confines of a womb-like darkroom. He is also in the process of opening a new house museum in the city with a focus on photographic works.