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Framing Beauty: Intimate Visions


  • Grunwald Gallery of Art 1201 West 7th Street Bloomington, IN, 47404 United States (map)

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University Bloomington is pleased to present Framing Beauty:Intimate Visions, an exhibit guest-curated by Deborah Willis, University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. The exhibit will contain photographs, video, paintings and objects by twenty contemporary artists from the United States, Europe and Africa

The exhibition will provide an opportunity to address the political and cultural nuances of the idea of beauty and structure discussion about this indefinable and sometimes enigmatic attribute. Guest curator Deborah Willis will bring a knowledgeable approach to this project by selecting artists whose work questions ideas of beauty in terms of race, gender and cultural assumptions and perceptions. The video, performances, photographs and installations in this exhibit will require viewers to consider their own ideas about beauty and how images might shape our personal and cultural definitions.

Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Woman and Daughter with Make Up), 1990, © Carrie Mae Weems  Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. 

Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Woman and Daughter with Make Up), 1990, © Carrie Mae Weems  Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.