The exhibition Calling Beauty examines the shifting parameters of what is considered beautiful in contemporary art today in relation to the historical weight and responsibility that art bears to fulfill expectations that beauty provides an experience of transcendence and thus assuage and ameliorate the challenges of our contemporary condition.
Thorsten Brinkmann, Moyra Davey, Elizabeth Gerdeman, Ellen Harvey, Matts Leiderstam, Ryan McGinley, Anna Molska, Susan Sontag, Eve Sussman/The Rufus Corporation, Darren Waterston
Columbus College of Art & Design, OH
February 17–April 10, 2010
Curated by James Voorhies
Made possible with grants from Greater Columbus Arts Council and Ohio Arts Council with support from Columbus College of Art & Design