Life Drawing 12 Year Celebration at Figureworks

Featuring work by Raina Bajpai, Susan Berkowitz, Rodney Dickson, Howard Eisman, Susan Hamburger, Randall Harris, Fred Hatt, Elliot Lloyd, Karen Miles, Doug Safranek, K. Saito, Samantha Smith

June 8 – July 29, 2012

Reception June 8th 6-9PM

K. Saito, Foolish Drawing – Caution, marker on paper, 11″ x 8-1/2″, June 2003

Since 2000, Figureworks has hosted a weekly life drawing session every Saturday morning before the gallery opens. Over the years we have showcased the drawings from those artists who have faithfully supported these sessions.

This year, taking advantage of this longevity, we have created a timeline using artist’s earlier works with their current endeavors. It is exciting to see this history. Some artists have retained their signature style with more confidence while others have chosen to explore new techniques and various mediums. The diversity of this group is remarkable, especially in medium, which includes Ink, magic marker, oil pastel, watercolor, graphite, and colored pencil.

It is worth noting that these exquisite figure studies were executed from 2 minute to 20 minute poses. They are fresh, spontaneous, and many times unfinished. Foremost, all of these drawings are explorations into form and the study of human anatomy, many never intended to be formally shown.

fine art of the human form