John Nativio's 'Conjoined Human Parts' exhibit at BAYarts this January

"Paralyzed Forces" by John Nativio is one of the pieces in his "Conjoined Human Parts" exhibit on display at BAYarts through January.

This January, enjoy a new perspective on the human form.

Through the use of drawings, paintings and sculptures, award-winning artist John Nativio is offering his take on our everyday physical bodies. 

The emphasis of this exhibit shows how the artist's subjective reality informs how the human figure is relayed from his brain and then displayed. He explores the dynamics of the human figure, inspired, in part, as a result of studying the private library archives of Old Master drawings at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

The high caliber of Nativio's art has earned him national and international awards for painting and drawing. With works that have been shown in more than 70 museums and 70 juried shows, it is an artistic treat to have his work displayed in Bay Village.

The exhibit is curated by Ross Lesko of the Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery in Cleveland.

Join us for the opening reception for the show on Friday, Jan. 10, from 7-9 p.m. There will be light refreshments and a chance to speak with the artist.

Following that, there is a gallery talk with Nativio on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Then, meet with fellow artists and Nativio, once more, as he guides you through a special figure drawing workshop on Saturday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Jessica Stockdale

Jessica Stockdale is a professional writer and a volunteer at BAYarts.

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