I wasn’t sure if I included this article by Festivarian Magazine from this summer, so I thought “What a great opportunity to keep the buzz going?” Enjoy!
BY ELI WALLACE
On the first Thursday of each month, Telluride is set abuzz with Telluride Arts’ Art Walks. Locals and visitors alike drop by galleries from Oh Be Joyful through Telluride Gallery of Fine Art to see new exhibits, chat, and enjoy wine.
Of the many exhibits to be shown this Thursday, we’re especially excited about two: Joselyn Doerge’s “Body Image,” which will be in Melange Gallery, and Flair Robinson’s “Roundabout.” (Below, “Vivian” by Doerge)
Doerge studied at the The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, as well as the Museum School of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Her focus in school was scientific illustration, although she has done extensive work in mixed media and painting. Recent shows include The Stronghouse Gallery and “Beauty in Vein” at Mission Comics in San Francisco. This year, her work will be shown at Shallots Gallery in Salida, CO for September, as well as the Wilkinson Public Library in October.
“Body Image” explores conceptions of beauty and eroticism in contract with the visceral, fleshiness of life. Mixing classic pin-ups with scientific illustration, Doerge is able to complicate desire and attraction while rehumanizing her models. According to the artist, “I have long been fascinated with the myriad ways in which the human body is represented in visual art…pin up art [is] designed to simultaneously entice the viewer and objectify the model, creating a carnal reaction in the beholder. I hope to enlighten and educate others about their own humanity and cause them to question their fundamental concept of beauty.”