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Emily Stedman - Watercolor Paintings - "Relationships Undressed" - M55 ART

Figurative paintings exploring the physical and emotional relationships between people is the theme of Emily Stedmanís first solo show at M55 Art in Long Island City, Queens, New York.

New York, NY, July 16, 2012 --( In this exhibition of large watercolor paintings, entitled “Relationships Undressed,” nude figures posed erotically or pensively seem engaged in either a metaphysical dance or quiet contemplation.

These accurately observed and deftly rendered nude figures embrace each other, undress each other, or share in a ritual. They meet in the non-exploitative, but sensual, space of I-thou.

What Stedman does exploit is the medium of watercolor. In her hands it becomes fluid; it blends, runs, bubbles and splashes. Pattern, lacy foliage, and suggested interiors become the Eden for many of her figures. Working together, a gentle narrative and paint handling cast a spell on the viewer.

Emily Stedman’s watercolors and oils have been in solo and group exhibits throughout the United States including the Brooklyn Museum; The Rotunda Gallery; The Seattle Erotic Art Festival; Searles Castle, in Great Barrington, MA; Lana Santarelli Gallery and NYU’s Contemporary Art Gallery.

The opening reception, by invitation only, will be held Wednesday, August 15th, 5-8 p.m. and will feature a Wine Tasting served by nude waiters. To request an invitation send email to

The exhibition runs from August 15—September 1, 2012. Gallery hours: Wednesday—Saturday, 12-6 PM.

M55 Art began in 1969 as 55 Mercer Gallery in Soho, and moved to its current location in newly renovated galleries on the ground level of the Long Island City Art Center in 2008. It is an artist-initiated not-for-profit gallery dedicated to bringing contemporary art exhibitions to the public.
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M55 Art
Emily Stedman
Juan Gabriel c Zorrilla, Gallery Director
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The Lover's Bath
Watercolor on Paper; 34 in x 50 in; 2012
Filename: circle-fish-small.jpg

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