The 105th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art: Threatening Beauty explores the tension between beauty and unrest – work that seems magical, but with bite.
The exhibition includes artists who share these concerns in different ways within their work. Often they can simultaneously be informed by specific political events, yet remain ethereal and poetic. Alternately, they may have no social message to convey, but give us their interpretation of the wonder and aesthetic overwhelm of natural phenomenon. Artists in the exhibition include Teresita Fernandez, April Gornik, Sharon Horvath, Matthew Klein, Susie MacMurray, David Maisel, Judith Schaechter, Kiki Smith, Barbara Takenaga, and Kako Ueda.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.