Focusing on the work of a life model as art in itself, Jo Ernst's new exhibition offers some thought provoking contemplation of the creative process.
"Not just a nude - life models of the Manning" is launching on Saturday, February 10 at 2pm at Manning Regional Art Gallery.
Jo explores body and spirit through the medium of the human figure, focusing on local models who have been an important part of her working and teaching practice for the last 11 years in the Manning Valley.
Jo holds that life drawing is more than an analytical study of bones, muscle and flesh, but the intimate study of the individual, that unique self and personal presence.
"I view the role of life model as an art in itself,” Jo said.
“It's pretty serious stuff, much more is involved than the view that you simply take your clothes off and just sit there.”
The exhibition is free to attend, and will run until Sunday, March 25.
For more details of this event and to find out more about Manning Regional Art Gallery events, please visit the website at www.mrag.midcoast.nsw.gov.au.
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