Body Language

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Body Language


Please join Lily Pad Gallery West as we explore the works of 13 artists focused on elements of the human body, using gesture, movement and posture as forms of communication.

Representations of the human body and all its individual parts make up some of the oldest artworks, going all the way back to prehistoric cave paintings. The human form as a subject has fascinated modern and contemporary artists, too.

The depicted figure in Reaching by Stacy Kamin appears enraptured by movement, throwing her entire body into the rhythm- limbs extended outward and head cast to the sky. While the woman sitting rigid at a table in Dan McCaw’s Anticipation sinks into the background of the dark setting, lost in thought, looking out into a hazy unknown. In Theme and Variations by Christopher Pierce, the viewer intrudes on a moment of tension as three artists struggle for inspiration, clutching their instruments with head in hand or cast downward in contemplation.

The artists featured in Body Language master the expressiveness of the human form to communicate a non-verbal language of beauty, identity, and state of mind.

Body Language will be featured on the Lily Pad Gallery West website from July 25 through August 7, 2020.

Lily Pad Gallery West is located at 215 N Broadway in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee.

We look forward to “seeing” you.

Alan Perlstein, Terry Hamann, and the Lily Pad Gallery West staff.

Reaching | Stacy Kamin | Bronze | 15 x 17.5 x 10″

Anticipation | Dan McCaw | Oil | 24 x 36″

Theme and Variations | Christopher Pierce | Oil | 36 x 30″

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