åfortune gallery is proud to present Nicole Sleeth - ALL EYES ON YOU
Nicole’s work centers the female figure as an exploration of power, connection, and lived experience.The works in All Eyes On You are, at their core, about giving agency to the female subject. This body of work confronts and challenges societal constructs including this age old pearl: the passive and decorative object – a.k.a the female nude. In painting history these ‘objects’ are traditionally called models. In this show, these models have transformed, shedding this label and many of its objective associations. Each model is a confident individual, simultaneously strong and unapologetic. These women intentionally fix their gaze on YOU, the viewer. In turn, you no longer see just a body. You connect directly with a sentient being.
September 4-29; opening reception, September 12, 7-9pm Please review the exhibit at www.fortunegallery.ca