Above:”Feconder” by Nikki Hansen
Art museums around the world are filled with images and representations of the human figure. Some of the Western world’s most famous and compelling works depict people, both clothed and unclothed. However, there is more work by male artists in these museums and galleries. It usually goes unnoticed that the art has a disproportionate amount of female figures compared to male figures, especially nude forms.
Angst Gallery showcases the Male Form at the beginning of each year in order to bring more balance to the equation. We see this as an opportunity to appreciate the male body for what it is–natural, beautiful, and worthy of aesthetic examination–while also acknowledging the gender imbalance in the art world as well as the work that is being put forward. Depictions of the male form in all mediums will be considered for inclusion in this show.
Open call to artists for entries into Angst Gallery’s Sixth Annual Celebration of the Male Form, opening at 5pm on January 6, 2017 during the Vancouver Art District’s Art Walk.
There are no fees to enter up to three works of art to be considered. Artwork can only be delivered during the two drop off days specified below. Angst Gallery reserves the right to disqualify any artwork that does not fit into the theme of Male Form or that is not ready for hanging.
Intake of artwork will happen on Monday, January 2 between 3pm and 8pm and Tuesday, January 3 between 12:30 and 8pm. The show opens January 6. The reception takes place from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The show will hang through January 27. Unsold artworks can be picked up from noon til 5 on Saturday, January 28.