The Nude As Muse At NOHO/M55 Art Gallery

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Jun 16, 2014 6:15PM

Press Release

June 16, 2014

CONTACT: NOHO-M55 Gallery;212-367-7063


New York, NY — The first "Nude as Muse" pop-up exhibit will show at the Noho-M55 Gallery in Chelsea, New York City the first week in August. Nude representations through a number of different styles and mediums, by a group of artists participating in the gallery Life Drawing group, will be on display.An opening reception for the exhibit will be held Thursday, August 7, from 6 to 8 p.m at the 530 W. 25th Street, New York, NY gallery. The public is encouraged to attend the opening reception and meet the artists who create the art.“The Nude As Muse" show is the brainchild of Emily Stedman, who originated the Life Drawing sessions at the gallery."The show began as a combination of my name and my current artist focus on the nude. It’s also to provide an uncensored and free exhibition space for any artist or student interested in showing their work to the public who has attended the life drawing sessions," Stedman said. "Life Drawing has been a popular activity at Noho-M55 for the past couple of years."“As one of the most enduring themes in art, the representation of the nude has fascinated both artists and viewers alike,” Stedman said. “Historically it’s viewed as a jumping off point for learning to train the eye, developing into an emerging personal style.”“Tackling the nude at some time in their career is done by just about every artist, even if they are self-taught,” Stedman said. “The artists in the ‘Nude As Muse’ show, whether they are students or professionals, each has a unique approach to the nude, in watercolor, charcoal, or pastel.” Local art buyers are encouraged to attend the Thursday August 7 exhibit opening reception. “The opening is sure to be a blast,” said Gabriel Zorilla, the gallery’s director. “We plan to have a wine tasting on Thursday and on Saturday a free life drawing session with 5 models.” Other activities are also scheduled for Saturday August 9.

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