Baring it all: In honor of Valentine’s, gallery opens exhibit showcasing figure art
by Sally Litchfield
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Artists Kristopher Meadows of Marietta, Holly Irwin of Roswell, Kevin Chambers of Atlanta and Helen DeRamus of Marietta will have their works featured starting today at the dk Gallery in ‘Romance of the Figure and Nude’ featuring abstract and realism paintings and sculptures. <br> Staff/Kelly J. Huff
Artists Kristopher Meadows of Marietta, Holly Irwin of Roswell, Kevin Chambers of Atlanta and Helen DeRamus of Marietta will have their works featured starting today at the dk Gallery in ‘Romance of the Figure and Nude’ featuring abstract and realism paintings and sculptures.
Staff/Kelly J. Huff
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Chambers stands next to some of his nude sculptures at the dk Gallery. His work will be featured in ‘Romance of the Figure and Nude.’
Chambers stands next to some of his nude sculptures at the dk Gallery. His work will be featured in ‘Romance of the Figure and Nude.’
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Tonight, from 6 to 9 p.m. dk Gallery opens its February show celebrating figural works of art in honor of Valentine’s Day.

“We are thrilled to kick off our 2014 Show schedule with our 6th Annual Romance of the Nude and Figure Show featuring painters Helen DeRamus, Holly Irwin, Kristopher Meadows and introducing sculptor Kevin Chambers,” said dk Gallery’s gallerista Donna Krueger.

“Romance of the Figure and Nude” gives art lovers a chance to meet these featured artists while enjoying an evening of contemporary fine art and live music.

“Artists have been fascinated with drawing and painting the human figure since ancient times,” Krueger said.

Irwin said, “Painting the figure is personal because understanding the figure means understanding me. It’s a journey that goes on. There is a girl within. She is me. She is a friend. She might even be you or someone you know. She could be any age but she will always be young. She feels that life can be simple and uncomplicated. She’s perfect just the way she is. Her soul lives in my work. Her life breathes in my paintings. It seems that I am always searching for her, searching for ways to paint her feelings and emotions. I always come back to her. This is why I paint the figure.”

Addressing her muse, DeRamus said, “The human figure allows me the opportunity to explore all the elements of visual art with one subject. It is the most challenging and difficult of subjects. It is the most beautiful, poetic and powerful of metaphors for human experience. For me it is an opportunity to express emotion, to see form at its purest, and to use line and color in a way that leaves room for the viewer to experience my drawings or paintings on many levels of meaning as I do when I am creating them.”

Krueger said, “The styles and trends may have changed over the years but the passion for creating a person as a work of art is as primal and necessary as it ever was. Our show is the latest link in a chain that will probably go on until the end of time. Our viewers may be surprised to see a figurative work that strikes a chord within them, learning something new about themselves or their loved ones in the process.”

The gallery is at 25 West Park Square, Marietta. To learn more about dk Gallery, visit dkGallery.us or call (770) 427-5377.

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