Bare: Conversations on Human Art

Photographs and oral histories on the Nude

Dan Smith

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On View August 12 - 23

The human body has been inspiring art since the dawn of humankind.  It was our first artistic subject, yet, 40,000 years later, it still captivates and inspires us all the same. The artistic nude is nearly universal, having traversed the river of time across social, cultural, linguistic and physical borders. As we gain a better understanding of why we as a species are compelled to make artwork inspired by the body, and why we as a modern society react to that artwork the way we do, we might better understand humanity as a whole. Through photography and interviews, Dan Smith explores the reaction to the art nude and how those reactions impact the experiences and identities of those currently involved in creating and/or experiencing art.

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Opening Reception Friday, August 15, 7-10pm during Third Friday Durham

Related Events:

No Lands Thursday, August 14, 8pm

SISTAH SINEMA Saturday, August 16, 7:30 pm

Performance + Panel Discussion Sunday, August 17, 2:30-3:30, then 7-8:30 pm

UNEXPOSED #6: Steve Cossman Monday, August 18, 8:00pm

PROMPTS: rhetoric Friday, August 22, 7-9pm