In beautifully rendered images, Jack Balas takes as his subject the idealized male figure. Balas questions why the male figure has largely been ignored in deference to the ubiquitous female subject. For example, in his essay “Where's the Beef? A Look For (And Lack of) The Male Erotic Image in Contemporary Art. Is the Term 'Homo-Erotic' Pejorative?” he advocates for gender balance in figurative art. In the artist’s photographs and paintings, statuesque male figures offer a counterpoint to the traditional sensuous female nude.
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The Logan Lecture Series is made possible with the generous support of Vicki and Kent Logan and DAM Contemporaries.
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Image credit: Jack Balas, Untitled (Marquise), 2008. Watercolor, 15 x 22 inches. Courtesy of Robischon Gallery.