EVAN HILDEBRANDT [Untitled] / July 8-August 14

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What is it? You tell me.

What is in a title—preconceived notions, persuasion, sentiment, influence, judgment, beliefs? Evan Hildebrandt has created new untitled works for you to see without the bias of introduction. Meet them and name them for yourself.

In his newest series of work, [Untitled], Evan Hildebrandt asks the viewer to experience his art without revealing his artistic intention in a title or an artist’s statement. Hildebrandt wants his audience to have an intuitive response to his work, free from any prescriptive directions about how to understand it. His hope is that viewers will form their own opinions and create dialog around their own reactions, “I believe the work will speak for itself and am excited to see what it will reveal to the viewer.”

Exhibit Hours 7/8-8/14: Thur, Fri 5-8p; Sat 2-5p

Special Events: Opening pARTy 7/8 (Fri), 5-8p; Fin-Fri-OTR 7/29 (Fri), 5-10p; Closing Café 8/14 (Sun), 2-5p

EVAN HILDEBRANDT [Untitled] / July 8-August 14

UNCOVERING: Our Beauty, Strength & Fragility

1 Marlene Steele-Freight Elevator

Marlene Steele, Freight Elevator 

The nude figure has always been a prominent feature of art practice and purpose. Beginning with prehistoric exaggeration of the voluptuous female form (thought to be a veneration of fertility,) the rendering of nudes and their symbolic purpose have evolved throughout art history; the Greco-Roman tradition focused on athletic strength and idealization of form, the Renaissance focused on beauty, and today’s nudes incorporate our various psychological responses to nudity.

At the gallery May 20 – June 12, Cincinnati artists uncover the forever fascinating human body in oil, pastel, watercolor, charcoal, graphite, photography and clay.

Nude figurative work from Tina Gutierrez, Ray Hassard, Carin Hebenstreit, Marlena Hebenstreit, Robert Hebenstreit, Marsha Karagheusian, Setsuko LeCroix, Tom Post and Marlene Steele.

 

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UNCOVERING: Our Beauty, Strength & Fragility