Monday, July 2, 2012
June 23rd was the official opening of Never Not Naked: Natural Nudes at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park. It is a solo exhibition of Art Nudes by award-winning Oakville, Ontario photographer Michael Willems.
In this exhibition, Willems presents a selection of his Art Nudes, featuring his favourite Life Model in various locations. Juxtapositions are prominent in this work, which is designed to show the beauty of the pure and timeless human form in unexpected contemporary settings. The Nude has been a favourite subject for artists through the centuries, and Willems shows here that “Nude is not Lewd”. Pictures are framed and are for sale; limited edition unframed 13x19” prints, signed by the artist, are also available.
Michael Willems BSc, LPPO, is an Oakville, Ontario-based photographer whose previous solo exhibitions have included “IV-Intravenous” as part of “Contact 2009” and at The Kodiak Gallery, in Torontoʼs historic Distillery district, as well as “Urbanesque” at Torontoʼs Insomnia. He also teaches Photography subjects at Sheridan College, and in his own school, www.cameratraining.ca, and he writes a regular column exclusively for Canadaʼs Photo Life magazine.
The exhibition is open until July 8, 2012. Visitors are welcome but they must register at the office and must disrobe to view the exhibit.