‘Fruit/Bodies’ By Ann Dawkins

There’s a long tradition in art of painting fruit and vegetables to represent parts of the human body. The Renaissance artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo was a master at it. Louisville painter Ann Dawkins takes it a step further by analyzing society’s preoccupation with appearance in her latest works. “There’s so much pressure on bodies to look a certain way, to function a certain way, to exist for the pleasure or purposes of others,” she said. “Bodies just are … A rotten bruised peach is still a peach if it cannot be consumed. Having a body is a practice in vulnerability, especially if that body is met with unwelcome eyes.” 

Through May 8

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