‘Nudes & More’ adorns the walls of Hal Marcus

Noah Sarabia, Contributor

The Hal Marcus Gallery opened exhibit “Nudes & More” March 14, at its gallery, 1308 N. Oregon St., and features works from more than 15 artists including Hal Marcus, Tom Lea, Krystyna Robbins and John W. MacKenzie in about 60 images.

Gallery manager Haydee Alonso said the exhibit was configured to display art that was provocative and eye-catching.

The artworks are not only meant to showcase something provocative, but also to celebrate the human body. The works feature both male and female subjects, in different styles from abstract to contemporary to psychedelic to hyperrealism, and are created using a variety of media.

“The human figure has inspired artists from the beginning of time, so we just wanted to showcase artwork from the 1970s to 2019 and see how that has kind of evolved,” Alonso said.

The Hal Marcus Gallery rotates its exhibitions approximately every three months. The “Nudes & More” exhibit is located downstairs in the Hal Marcus Gallery and will be on display until July 26. A studio tour and KCOS auction, including a talk with the artists, will be held April 27-28 and May 4-5.

The Hal Marcus Gallery strives to promote local and regional artists.

Local artists who wish to showcase their art can contact the Hal Marcus gallery at [email protected] or 915-533-9090. The only rule: all of the artworks displayed must be for sale. The gallery is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment.