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Jim Bowling, Mutual Attraction, clay.

Tracy James,
IU Office of University Communications

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Artists from 24 states and three other countries will display their artwork beginning on May 28 in The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction 2010 Juried Art Show, held for the second year in the School of Fine Arts Gallery at Indiana University Bloomington.

Jurors selected nearly 100 pieces for the show after viewing 658 artworks submitted by more than 300 professional, amateur and student artists. This contemporary art exhibition features paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics, wearable art, metalwork, books, sculpture, fiber art, and video installations by a mix of local, national and international artists.

The artworks explore themes related to sex, gender, eroticism, reproduction, sexuality, romantic relationships, the politics of sex and gender and the human figure.

“The Kinsey juried exhibit is a great way to see the enormous range of contemporary art being made about sexuality,” said Betsy Stirratt, director of the SoFA Gallery and a juror for this year’s show. “Not all the works in the show can be labeled ‘erotic art’; the breadth of the art represented includes a variety of approaches and genres.”

The other jurors for the 2010 competition were Lisa D. Freiman, senior curator of contemporary art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Garry Milius, associate curator at The Kinsey Institute.

David DeAubrey, Fence, photograph.

This is the fifth annual juried show for the Kinsey Institute but the second held at SoFA Gallery. Because of the ever-increasing number of submissions, a larger space was needed to allow more works to be accepted for the exhibition.

Derek Cracco, Winter Wonderland, mixed media.

“Now that our juried show has reached its fifth year, we are really pleased to see how it has grown in both size and quality since its debut in 2006,” said Catherine Johnson-Roehr, curator at The Kinsey Institute. “Every year artists who have work in the show make the trip to Bloomington for the opening reception, which provides a wonderful opportunity for the artists and gallery visitors to meet one another and talk about the artworks on display.”

The exhibition will open Friday, May 28 and continue through July 30. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 28, from 7-9 p.m. at the SoFA Gallery.

For more information, contact the SoFA Gallery at 812-855-8490 and sofa@indiana.edu, or visit http://www.indiana.edu/~sofa/.

To learn more about this year’s exhibition and previous juried art shows, visit The Kinsey Institute website. The SoFA Gallery is accessible to people with disabilities. Gallery hours Tuesday – Saturday, 12-4 p.m. Closed Sunday & Monday.


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