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Kristen Crouch is a Wilmington-based artist and curator, plus warehouse manager at Wabi Sabi Warehouse.

I pay close attention the artistic activity of my environment, and the exhibitions I organize are always a direct response to these events and issues. Being an artist in Wilmington has been inspiring in an interesting way; I’ve learned to positively refocus the energy of my renegade inclinations toward creating art experiences and starting conversations I feel are important. Enter “Full Frontal,” an upcoming exhibition at Wabi Sabi Warehouse.

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“Full Frontal” is intended to showcase the naked human body in all sizes, media and interpretations. Through an uncensored celebration of the nude form, we ask why the human body is still considered taboo by many and discuss where the line — if there is a line — of nudity is drawn in the art world. I hope “Full Frontal” will be more than just a visual art show, but an experience that inspires its audience.

I’ve learned to positively refocus the energy of my renegade inclinations toward creating art experiences and starting conversations I feel are important. — Kristen Crouch

An opening reception on June 10 will showcase visual work as well as thought-provoking installations, live performance art and a figure drawing class that will be open to the public. A date is still to be determined for a community conversation panel around the show theme.

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For submission and involvement information, please click here.

“Full Frontal”
June 10 to July 31
Wabi Sabi Warehouse, 19 N. 9th St, Wilmington, NC
Opening reception: June 10, 7 to 10 p.m.
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