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Date: May 02, 2011
Hofstra University Museum Presents “Body Mapping”
Exhibition Depicts Imagery of the Marked Human Body
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – “Body Mapping,” on view from May 10 through July 29, 2011, in the Hofstra University Museum’s Emily Lowe Gallery, features works by four contemporary artists, Tina Blondell, Giedre Montvila, K.C. (Kaethe) Kauffman, and Eileen Senner. In the exhibit, each artist draws upon cultural and societal issues about body image incorporating traditions such as Mehndi and ta moko practices of superimposing interlacing spiral markings on painted portraits.
The exhibition, organized through Katharine T. Carter & Associates, commemorates the opening of the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University and includes works of oil painting, near photorealistic representation, superimposition on portraiture, and pigment on skin recorded by photographs that themselves become painted surfaces.
“The human body has captured the creative imagination of artists through the centuries. Artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo studied the human form with a scientific eye,” said Executive Director of the Hofstra University Museum Beth E. Levinthal. “The artists featured in this exhibition continue this centuries’ old fascination with the human form incorporating inventive new approaches to this enduring subject matter. We are most pleased to present Body Mapping as the new Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University welcomes its inaugural class.”
For more information on the exhibit and associated public programs call (516) 463-5672 or visit the Hofstra University website at www.hofstra.edu/museum.
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Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution of higher education where more than 12,000 full and part-time students choose from undergraduate and graduate offerings in liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, communication, education, health and human services, honors studies, a School of Law and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.