“Lachender Hans (Laughing Hans),” (detail), by Carolin Peters

Some of the talented California women and men who participate in plein air events will display their figurative paintings in The Man Show in the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art & Culture at California Lutheran University.

“Sleeper,” by Michael Lynn Adams, oil, 24 x 36 in.

Who is 21st-century man? Is he a romantic hero, a feminist nightmare, a sensitive dreamer, a gentleman? How do artists view contemporary men? In 2011, a well-received exhibition at the Kwan Fong Gallery on the New Romantic Figure included many female figures, but only two paintings with imagery of males. The Man Show is being presented by California Lutheran University (March 7-April 18, 2013) in response to that imbalance, presenting new works from the studios of some of the most respected members of the contemporary representational art world.

“The Artist (Joseph Todorovitch),” by Jeremy Lipking

Curator Michael Pearce, chair of the university’s art department, asked artists to send work showing their interpretations of the character of men. Featured artists are Michael Lynn Adams, Béla Bácsi, Steven DaLuz, Felicia Forte, Sean Ghobad, Pam Hawkes, Carolin Peters, David Kassan, Jeremy Lipking, Alexandra Manukyan, Pearce, Tony Pro, and Aihua Zhou. For more information, visit www.callutheran.edu.


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