||// Exhibition on view MAR 18, 2017 – MAY 13, 2018
// OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018 – SIX TO NINE PM
Opening reception wine sales to benefit Planned Parenthood. Guests who RSVP receive one free drink ticket
FREE EVENT – RSVP is required for the opening reception via https://sparksgallery.com/exhibitions/exhibition-anna-stump-nudes-solo-show
San Diego artist Anna Stump began her Large Nudes body of work while she was a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey. The artist would paint in her spacious Turkish studio, enlarging 20-minute gouache studies into formalized works. Each painting was started upside-down, then turned to the side, the other side, and finally finished upright.
For her solo exhibition at Sparks Gallery, Stump returns to this central practice with an interesting twist. In addition to the traditional live models she works from, Stump has begun incorporating found imagery as source material, focusing specifically on deconstructing the male gaze present in the photograp