N*des-of-the-Month from Barebrush

A Juried Selection by DS Wade, First Street Gallery
Nudes of the Month JAN 2009

January 2009

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    1*
Big City Nude by Guenter Knop
2
Mystery Woman by Jacqui Morgan
3
Heart to Heart by Judith Araujo-Volkmann
4*
Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman
5
Dream by Randy Thurman
6
Woman's back by Sylvia Cheung
7
Fashion Party by Emilia Fitz
8*
Curves and a Sash by Susan (SZN) Kraft
9
Women with Red Scarf by Donald Kolberg
10
THE SPANISH PORTRAIT by BEN RIVIERE-NAZARENO
11
A Little Night Music by John Luce Lockett
12
When Girls Share Parts by Rene Hinds
13
This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith
14
Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen
15*
STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder
16
Kim by Will Maller
17
Fragile flesh by Francien Krieg
18
refusal to see by Mollie Kellogg
19
Elle's back by Peter Matthews
20
Strengh of a Woman by Charles Schindler
21
Reconciliation by Joyce DiBona
22
Radical Abundance by Leon Nicholas Kalas
23
Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price
24*
Crow In The Storm by David Michael Hollander
25
African Drum #3 by Donelli J. DiMaria
26
Sara_C_8-19-05--6DG by Dan McCormack
27
Freed 5,  Monoprint by Donna Cleary
28
Paula by Jean Marcellino
29
Dress Up by Haydee Torres by Haydee Torres
30
Introspection by Jennie Rosenbaum
31
Title Withdrawn by Name Withdrawn

CLASSIC & FEROCIOUS OWNERSHIP—When D. S. Wade of the First Street Gallery in Chelsea completes the selection of the January 2009 N*des-of-the-Month, it becomes clear that the calendar speaks to two themes: personality and complexity. First, Deb looks for the artists to represent each individual figure’s unique humanity—as subject, not as object. Second, she relishes and delights in the development of layers of ambiguity, by which the artists take the timeless genre of the nude and redefine it. The works she selects represent explorations (she calls some delicate, others ferocious). The figures hide and reveal both form and meaning.

Her choices are resonant of classical figures adapting to the 21st century—twisting, often raw, powerful, but strongly composed, in demeanor as well as in space. She agonizes over the choices—only 31 works can be chosen. At the end she says, “once people catch on, [barebrush] will be phenomenal....”

The 31 artworks represented in January, 2009, in day order are by: 1* Guenter Knop, 2 Jacqui Morgan, 3 Judith Araujo-Volkmann, 4* Emily Stedman, 5 Randy Thurman, 6 Sylvia Cheung, 7 Emilia Fitz, 8* Susan (SZN) Kraft, 9 Donald Kolberg, 10 BEN RIVIERE-NAZARENO, 11 John Luce Lockett, 12 Rene Hinds, 13 Christopher Smith, 14 Kathy Ostman-Magnusen, 15* William Thierfelder, 16 Will Maller, 17 Francien Krieg, 18 Mollie Kellogg, 19 Peter Matthews, 20 Charles Schindler, 21 Joyce DiBona, 22 Leon Nicholas Kalas, 23 Angelique Moselle Price, 24* David Michael Hollander, 25 Donelli J. DiMaria, 26 Dan McCormack, 27 Donna Cleary, 28 Jean Marcellino, 29 Haydee Torres, 30 Jennie Rosenbaum, 31 Name Withdrawn.

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*Curators' Choice nominee. Nominees for the N*de-of-the-Month were selected by the guest curator as Curator's Choice. All barebrush curators have an opportunity to rank the Curator's Choice in their own special poll. Winners determined by a statistical combination of the curators and popular votes.

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Winners below:
(winner, day, prize)

Curators' Choice

1st:
Guenter Knop (1), $50
2nd:
David Michael Hollander (24), $25
3rd:
Emily Stedman (4), $15
 
Honorable Mention:
William Thierfelder (15)
Szn Kraft (8)

 

My Fav N*de

Results for your Favs:
1st:
David Michael Hollander (24)
2nd:
Joyce DiBona (21)
3rd:
Leon Kalas (22)

 

Congratulations all!

 

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