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Figure Drawings by Bill Elmore

Opening Reception: Friday, January 7, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit remains through January 30
Gualala Arts Center
Elaine Jacob Foyer

Bill Elmore An exhibit of Bill Elmore's charcoal and graphite powder figure drawings will be presented in the Elaine Jacob Foyer of Gualala Arts Center from the opening on Friday, January 7, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., through January 30, 2011.

Bill Elmore's work that has been exhibited up until recently has been his very painterly oils of still life of fish, apples and flowers. With the same zeal and enthusiasm, Bill has been studying the human figure by attending the life drawing sessions at Mendocino Art Center and at Gualala Arts Center on Wednesdays from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m., where the artists work from an unclothed model.

The drawings selected for this exhibit are the ones he feels best show his process of bringing his vision to a flat surface - of creating the spaces of a human being on a sheet of paper. Elmore says he enjoys drawing the figure (more than the still life set-ups) because he knows the body better and realizes it still has much to teach him. He says he is also attracted to this field of art because of its historical significance for painters of the last several centuries. The possibilities of seeing what they did, with what he is finding, provides an endless fascination. Thus he sees the works in this show as a work-in-progress - a sharing with others of what he is discovering about the world.

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