In “Your Slippery Body; from between my fingers,” Ghislane Fremaux foregrounds the traditional relationship of artist and model with an emphasis on consent and individual agency.
Rather than instruct or pose her subjects, Fremaux captures them candidly, from the natural bends and folds of each body to a gentle smile playing across a woman’s lips. The massive drawings draw viewers in with gestural strokes enhanced by brightly colored chalk, fixed into place with glossy resin. They neither gloss over perceived flaws nor exaggerate any features, instead celebrating the natural lines, folds and curves that make human bodies what they are.
Free, Sat Aug. 17, 6-9 p.m., Mantle Art Space, 714 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 971-4740, mantleartspace.com.
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