Abstract, Figurative Artworks Explore ‘Super Bodies’ in New Exhibit

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The Anita Shapolsky Gallery is pleased to present a cross-cultural and trans-historical exploration of the body in art. “Super Bodies” moves beyond the typical focus on abstract expressionist paintings to exhibit art from a potpourri of artists, periods, countries, and media.


Antiques from Japan, China, Burma, and Greece from Anita Shapolsky’s own collection are scattered throughout the exhibition to complement the modern and contemporary works, all exemplifying the ever-present drive to represent the body in both the abstract and the figurative.

The instinctual drive to creatively capture the body in all its forms has existed for thousands of years. It is a drive that has rooted itself at the very core of humanity. From ancient Greek kouroi to contemporary portraiture, the human body has served as the artist’s most familiar yet most elusive subject. Even the midcentury abstract expressionists attempted to convey the complexities of thought and emotion – what makes humans human – using their own bodies as translators.


Anita Shapolsky Gallery

AS Art Foundation

152 East 65th Street

New York, NY 10065





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