“Clothing Optional” displays a variety of mediums and methods these artists use to depict the human form and the unique interpretations of figures that result. It will feature figurative works by a number of local, national and international artists, including:
Jeff Bye is a Pennsylvania-based RISD graduate whose figurative paintings often contain representations of friends and family.
Alba Corrado is a RISD professor and Providence artist whose sculptural works range from life-sized figures to presentation medals.
Ted DiLucia is a Providence resident and RISD graduate whose works are large-scale abstracted and deconstructed portraits.
Elizabeth Frank is an Arizona artist who creates wood people by combining carved aspen branches with found objects.
Ted Gall is a California-based sculptor who creates compelling figures in bronze.
Kristy Goggio is a Wisconsin painter who depicts female characters that hint at the Renaissance style.
Jeff Hall is a Virginia sculptor whose work appears on and in a number of prominent public buildings such as the National Cathedral and Capital Building.
Daniel Koterbay is a Rhode Island artist known for his realism and use of bold color in his pop art.
Azamat Kuliev is a Russian figurative painter who resides in Turkey mostly working in realism and superrealism.
James Paterson is an Ontario, Canada-based artist who creates three-dimensional sculptures called Prayer Machines
Eleanor Rahim is a New York City artist who incorporates motion, flow, energy balance and grace in her abstract figurative paintings.
Jeff Schneider is a New York City-based artist who paints stylized, heavily silhouetted figures.
David Witbeck is a Providence artist who paints of boldly simplified female figures in beach environments.