SKIN OF YEARS: NUDISM AND THE AGING BODY

This work is the culmination of an interdisciplinary project examining the embodied experiences of senior citizens who practice social nudism. It was conceived and conducted by artist, Ghislaine Fremaux, and gerontologist and social scientist, Dr. Jean Pearson Scott. A participant sample of ten nudists over sixty years of age took part in the project. 

The drawings intend to challenge and reframe both the artistic trope of "the nude" and the cultural conception and treatment of aging bodies.

Each piece is partnered with a sheet of wall text, featuring excerpts from the subject's interview.

Skin of Years
Skin of Years

On view @ Satellite Gallery, Lubbock, TX June 2017 Photo by @vbee

press to zoom
Skin of Years
Skin of Years

On view @ Satellite Gallery, Lubbock, TX June 2017 Photo by @vbee

press to zoom
Skin of Years
Skin of Years

On view @ Satellite Gallery, Lubbock, TX June 2017 Photo by @madelinehenslerphotography

press to zoom
Matt
Matt

Pastel, epoxy resin on paper 8'x8.25' 2017 Photo by @vbee

press to zoom
Matt (detail)
Matt (detail)

Pastel, epoxy resin on paper 8'x8.25' 2017 Photo by @vbee

press to zoom
Skin of Years (Rhonda)
Skin of Years (Rhonda)

On view @ Satellite Gallery Lubbock, TX June 2017 Photo by @madelinehenslerphotography

press to zoom
Rhonda in her garden
Rhonda in her garden

Pastel, epoxy resin on paper 87"x51" 2017

press to zoom
Rhonda in her garden (detail)
Rhonda in her garden (detail)

Pastel, epoxy resin on paper 87"x51" 2017 Photo by @vbee

press to zoom
Rhonda in her garden (detail)
Rhonda in her garden (detail)

Pastel, epoxy resin on paper 87"x51" 2017 Photo by @vbee

press to zoom
Ella
Ella

Pastel, epoxy resin on paper 88"x51" 2017

press to zoom
Ella (detail)
Ella (detail)

Pastel, epoxy resin on paper 88"x51" 2017 Photo by @vbee

press to zoom
Ella (detail)
Ella (detail)

Pastel, epoxy resin on paper 88"x51" 2017 Photo by @vbee

press to zoom