Erotic Cravings: Exhibition featuring 3 artists opens at Arthall in Gozo
The opening of Erotic Cravings – was held on Friday evening in Arthall, Victoria, Gozo, featuring paintings and sculptures.
The gallery thanked everyone that attended, describing it as “a night of beauty, sensuality, eroticism and imagination with three great artists: Penny Foster, Tomas Hed and Mark Xuereb.”
Penny Foster is presenting a group of black and white nudes. The light shimmers across their forms; one light from above, almost as if she is in a spotlight. Even though it’s a nude, it becomes like a veiled and suggestive beauty, thanks to the sensuality of the darkness, surrounding with delicacy the female figure.
Tomas Hed participates with one master piece: a reinterpretation of a classical mythological theme “Leda and the Swan.” It’s a festival for the senses and the imagination to perceive the joy of the act of love between Zeus, transformed into a swan, and Leda craving for his divine touch.
Local artist, Mark Xuereb shows three original sculptures which further explore the theme of anatomy and the feelings associated with the body.
Continuing on his exploration of therianthrope beings (half human half animal), the human figure is merged with inanimate objects (in this case boats) to create a new life form.
The boats are made of different materials (ceramics, wood and metal) to mirror the different personalities and characteristics of each individual being.
Also each sculpture has a different pose mirroring these personalities. The legs are made of painted carbon fibre, showing anatomic details which give life to the boat above.
Arthall encourages everyone to visit this exhibition which will run until Sunday, the 7th of April, the gallery is located at: 8, triq Agius de Soldanis, Victoria, Gozo.
Opening times are: Monday/Tuesday: closed, Wednesday/ Thursday/Friday/Saturday: 10am-1pm and 4pm-6pm and Sunday: 10am-12pm.