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Review: 'The Study of Beauty' at Voir Art



4 stars
Voir Art de Fletcher, March 4-5.

The paper bag lanterns leading me to the front porch of the house on Fletcher Ave. in the neighborhood of Fountain Square were the first indication that I hadn’t been given the wrong address. Indeed, there was an art show, albeit one with a short shelf life.

Once inside, I found depictions of celestial bodies of all types in abundance at Voir Art de Fletcher. Andrew Severns’ “Untitled” (aerosol on canvas) greeted me as I arrived into the living room; this painting portrayed a young female nude and the gaseous clouds of yellow and blue stardust that enveloped her.

“Sara” (oil on cardboard), by A.M. Harlow, portrayed another young woman in the nude from the waist up. The alluring draw of her flesh — depicted with admirable technical precision — contrasted vividly with the bored expression on her face.

And Ryan Freeman’s colorful paintings of twirling galaxies, hung in the same room where a deejay was spinning LPs, were not only studies of beauty, but provided a perfect backdrop for some swell First Friday merrymaking. Don’t miss the next show, First Friday, April 1.

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