We love Nature and most people will admire an art work of a landscape, a flower or a wild animal. But what about our own bit of Nature, our bodies? Are we allowed to gaze with relish upon our own naked form? The body evolved over thousands of years and Nature knew what she was doing. Our responses are instinctive, animal-like and for some, a bit frightening...
As children we?re brought up not to stare at others and not to flaunt ourselves. But secretly everyone is peeking! If you get caught everyone knows that you are Damned...
This exhibition features the work of three Norfolk artists, who do more than peek. They openly admire the naked body and enjoy the passions aroused by Nature?s clever design: Peter Kavanagh (drawings and paintings) Becky Robinson (drawings and prints) and Becky Brown (ceramic sculptures.)
Peter and Becky are inspired by life drawing, a great way to appreciate the body. Their drawings and prints convey the honest relationship of artist and model, of looking and showing. The handling of various media is quick and lively as the gesture of a pose has to be captured before the model tires. The pose communicates to us with poetic depth.
Becky Brown creates stylised ceramic figures etched with organic forms that emphasise our dependance on Nature and the transient moment of our existance.