Framing Beauty: Intimate Visions
Curated by Deborah Willis
August 26 - October 6, 2016, Grunwald Gallery of Art, University of Indiana, Bloomington
An exhibition of a select grouping of 20 contemporary artists. Some of these artists are looking the past, recreating portraits through the camera’s lens while others are re-staging beauty as a performative act. The tension explored in this exhibition is found in the works that ask questions of the unknown viewer that confront the work through a wide range of media from film, video, painting, sculpture, installation art and mixed media. They explore gender and desire; humor and apathy; child games and toys and play with the imaginary through dreaming and projecting.
Exhibiting Artists: Mangue Banzima, Michael M. Koehler, Shelia Pree Bright, Kalup Linzy, Zoe Buckman, Osamu James Nakagawa, Omar Victor Diop, Gordon Parks, Adama, Delphine Fawundu, Hank Willis Thomas, Ana Theresa Fernandez, Mickalene Thomas, Bill Gaskins, Carrie Mae Weems,, Gerard H. Gaskin, Fo Wilson, Susan Kae Grant, Kehinde Wiley, Myra Greene, Ji Yeo.