Sunday, June 15, 2008

Pretty Things @ ArtSpace New Haven

PRETTY THINGS: Confronting Sensuousness

Kelly Bigelow Becerra
Phyllis Bramson
Mia Brownell
Oliver Herring
Grant Lincoln Johnston
Joyce Kozloff
Cristi Rinklin
Ben Weiner

Jane Rainwater
Cheryl Yun

This exhibition seeks to explore the role of sensuousness in contemporary art and promote new discussion about the significance of materials and form in art-making, beyond the context of formalist rhetoric. Including not only work that demonstrates a direct embrace of sumptuous materials and explores traditionally “decorative” motifs, enticing textures, and rich colors, but also work that problematizes seductive aesthetics in contemporary art with conscious irony or ambivalence.

Curated by Joy Pepe


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