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Last modified: Friday, May 7, 2010

The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2010: A contemporary look at sex and gender

WHAT: The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2010
WHERE: SoFA Gallery, 1201 E. Seventh St., Bloomington
WHEN: Opening reception May 28, 7-9 p.m., show continues through July 30
ADMISSION: Free, visitors should be 18 or older or accompanied by an adult

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2010

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

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Linda Adele Goodine

Linda Adele Goodine, "honey dip", 2009, photograph

Jurors selected nearly 100 pieces for the show after viewing 685 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."

Exhibit photo

Ann Piper, Sheela-na-gig, oil on canvas

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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. 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.

"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 for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction. "Every year artists who have pieces 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. The Kinsey Institute, located in Morrison Hall on the IU Bloomington campus, will offer an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 29.

For more information, contact the SoFA Gallery at 812-855-8490 or sofa@indiana.edu, or visit http://www.indiana.edu/~sofa/. The SoFA Gallery is accessible to people with disabilities. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 12-4 p.m.; the gallery is closed Sunday and Monday.

Johnson-Roehr can be reached at 812-855-8890 and catjohns@indiana.edu. To learn more about this year's exhibition and previous juried art shows, visit The Kinsey Institute website at http://www.kinseyinstitute.org/services/gallery/jeas/2010/.