Five Figurative Artists
text and photos courtesy of Reyes Contemporary Gallery
Featuring Artworks by Jeff Bertoncino, Philip C. Curtis,
Daniel Funkhouser, Beverly McIver and John Millei
Since the beginning of painting, the figure has been used as a subject matter to explore the art of painting in the expression of the personal narrative. Whether the artist has used their likeness in their work or whether the artist has rendered a human body to express the story in the painting, it is an extremely personal and deliberate act of outward appearance and visual vulnerability.
These five artists are brought together to juxtapose the different artistic sensibilities and techniques that render the human body.