no Pride in censoring nude art

When an artist is well known for their sexually explicit works it often becomes hard for them to gain acceptance for their non sexual art. combine that with the fact that the artist is (gasp) gay and there is a ticking time bomb waiting for a ‘misunderstanding’ like this. it’s unfortunate that it is so hard to straddle both sides of the fence in this respect. usually you have to be either one or the other.

self defeating nude censorship

if the aim is to sweep the piece under the rug then rely on the judgement of the patrons. they don’t have to look, they don’t have to attend and they will almost certainly not care either way. however, when a piece is censored, the artist receives publicity, the work receives publicity and the organizers receive flack. would this piece receive publicity if it were just involved in the exhibition?

Summer in the City Opening Recap

Observation – 12 x 12 Oils on Canvas by Jennie Rosenbaum wow what a fantastic night! thankyou to everyone who attended 🙂 as with the last exhibition I got so caught up that I forgot to take photographs and if I am the one on the other side of the camera I can guarantee I’m…

the sketchbook Library

Extension by Jennie Rosenbaum I’m currently working on an international project called the sketchbook project. it’s a really nifty idea and I’m pretty excited about it. The concept is that they send out a moleskine notebook to the artist with a theme and a due date. our job is to fill that notebook up with…

Nude of the Week

List by Jennie Rosenbaum (sold) Starting next week I will be featuring one of my works that will be available for sale online each Monday. usually it will be a new piece but I will be featuring older ones as well. why am I doing this? I want to further link my sales with my…

Purity Exhibition Post Mortem

The control freak in me loved organizing the whole thing, not having to fit in with other artists (usually also control freaks) and being able to have final say. a lot of the things I had percolating in the back of my mind from my other exhibitions definitely played a part and on the whole I thought they went well…. because I was so rushed the opening wasn’t as well organized as I would have liked and I didn’t have time to issue a second press release.


These are the preliminary designs for the invitations – I thought it would be nice to have two different ones along the same theme. I have not yet decided whether to put anything on the backs of them – probably just a short blurb. what do you all think?

Upcoming Solo Show – Purity

The gallery has wonderful natural light and a really interesting layout that I think will be perfect for my white Impasto works…. this location (apart from being one I’ve always wanted to show in) is just down the road from where Liam and I had our accident. so it makes sense that my first solo should be so close to where it all began, and with my most hopeful and uplifting works.