Woodmere Art Museum will offer a focused investigation of Charles Searles’ early works that showcases his interest in the human figure. The selected works will introduce this little-known phase of Searles’ work, and offer an opportunity for visitors to note his facility with different drawing media. Organized by theme, the show allows viewers to witness Searles’ portrayal of his family, images inspired by some of the urban characters he encountered, and his nude model studies. Through these works the public can see the variety of styles with which Searles experimented and how his figurative art evolved as he engaged with form.
Curated by Maite Barragan, PhD candidate in Art History, Tyler School of Art, Temple University.