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David Michael Bowers, “Robert Stroud (Birdman of Alcatraz),” oil, 18 x 14 in.

“Beyond the Figure: A Group Exhibition curated by Quang Ho” features the works of Stephen Bauman, Mia Bergeron, David Michael Bowers, David Cheifetz, Scott Fraser, Ron Hicks, Quang Ho, Jeremy Mann, Sherrie McGraw, Jordon Sokol, Daniel Sprick, Adrienne Stein, Kate Stone, Nicolas Uribe, Kent Williams, and Vincent Xeus.

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Mia Bergeron, “Ascending,” oil, 36 x 24 in.

From Gallery 1261:

This April, Gallery 1261 presents a group exhibition of figurative works as curated by the master painter Quang Ho. The premise of this exhibition is centered on presenting the human figure and its exponential beauty with a more contemporary take on interpreting the subject matter.

“With this exhibition, I wanted to invite the top artists in the country and ask them to approach figure in a non-traditional way, thinking about this differently. I was curious to see if they can have a contemporary twist to a classical subject matter.” This collection of artworks will not be solely about the “nude,” as much as the figure in the environment, portraiture, and interesting compositions that stray from the classically familiar.

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Jordan Sokol, “Abyss,” oil, 26 x 35 in.

This curated exhibition is a unique opportunity to share new work by these internationally renowned painters with the Denver community of art patrons.

The members of “Beyond the Figure” have exhibited at and been recognized, featured, and collected by some of the most prestigious art institutions and collections, including Fine Art Connoisseur, the Florence Academy of Art, the Arnot Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco to name a few.

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Vincent Xeus, “Leeloo,” oil, 12 x 12 in.
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Quang Ho, “Studio,” oil, 24 x 24 in.

Each painter manages to present various elements of the human figure in a way that arouses curiosity and inspires the viewer to admire this simple, yet visually complex, subject matter.

“Beyond the Figure” is on view April 6–27, 2019, at Gallery 1261 (Denver, Colorado).

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  1. As a curator and artist, I’ve never heard of anyone including their own work in a show that they’re also curating. It’s not usually done.


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