The Human Form: An Exhibition of Life Drawings at Leigh Community Centre
Leigh Community Centre is delighted to host a spectacular and very unusual exhibition of life drawings. These drawings are compiled from a group of artists who meet twice a month to work with a live model to explore the nature of the human form. Over 20 diverse artists from Leigh and the wider Southend area will show and sell their work on the main walls of Leigh Community Centre from the 16th of January to the 28th February 2015.
This exhibition shows a wide range of approaches to practicing and perfecting the intricacies and complexities of the human form in pencil, conte, charcoal, clay, pastel and paint. Life drawing is a discipline for practicing artists, and usually these working drawings are kept in the studio, and not for public viewing. This is a rare opportunity to see a compilation of a wide range of drawing approaches to express ways of representing the nude, from classical to modern, delicate to bold, detailed to expressive. The unifying element is the exploration of life and the beauty of it as seen through artistic eyes. Each artist has selected a drawing from their portfolio that reflects their vision of the human form.
Friday evening Life Drawing at Leigh Community Centre has been running for the past five years. Initiated and organised by Susan Allen (www.estuarygallerycoop.com), the sessions began with 4 or 5 committed artists meeting monthly to draw. Continued enthusiasm and a growing need for life drawing practice has seen the group grow. Sunday Life Drawing at T.A.P. (Southend) began as a response to this need for more regular practise. Both sessions are run as a drop in, so new members are always welcome. There is no tutoring, just an empty room, chairs, a model and enthusiasm for drawing.