Pretty Things: Confronting Sensuousness
Curator: Joy Pepe
May 15—August 9, 2008
This exhibition explores the role of sensuousness in contemporary art. Ten artists employ diverse materials in innovative ways to entice us with artworks that project a seductive allure. While exploring the potential of rich colors, patterns, and surfaces, these works also promote unexpected encounters with subject matter that ranges from the attractions of consumer products to the realms of biography, science, and geopolitics. Featuring: Kelly Bigelow Becerra, Phyllis Bramson, Mia Brownell, Oliver Herring, Grant Lincoln Johnston, Joyce Kozloff, Jane Rainwater, Cristi Rinklin, Benjamin Weiner and Cheryl Yun. Curated by Joy Pepe.