Lux Art Institute

Lux Art institute
Siro Cugusi: In Studio And On Exhibt
Lux Art Institute comes to the midpoint of its 10th Anniversary Season with Italian artist Siro Cugusi. Members and visitors can enjoy Siro’s exhibit in our Artist Pavilion and meet the artist as he works on a new art piece. Lux gives members and visitors access to the artists and the art making process.
In studio: Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 to Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017
Exhibition: Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 to Saturday, March 18, 2017
Studio series: Thursday, Feb. 9, 20

Lux Art Institute
1550 South El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA

Pan & the Dream Book Magazine

Siro Cugusi's drawings are on the Book/Magazine limited edition Pan & The Dream #1, launching in Spring 2017. Over 200 pages, 370mm x 280mm 1000 copies printed in the UK. Sensual and elegant, Pan&The Dream’s first volume concerns itself with the naked form. It is not nudity in and of itself that is interesting, but rather the context and the message which the image carries. Each artist portrays the nude differently, however they all respond to the question of nudity in art and its suppression in the mediatized world.The issue weds smart text, brilliant design and arresting imagery in a coming together of new and archival work from esteemed artists and young creatives alike. A statement defying the current wave of commercial puritanism and the mishandling of censorship in social media.Whether the body is a dream representation or a graphic photograph, these images are not always what they appear to be at first glance. With a forward by Nick Knight and perspectives from over 60 artists, it is evident that there is no definitive way to interpret a nude.