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"ALMOST WARM AND FUZZY: CHILDHOOD AND CONTEMPORARY ART"
2000-07-08 until 2000-09-17
Tacoma Art Museum
USA United States of America
ALMOST WARM AND FUZZY: CHILDHOOD AND
CONTEMPORARY ART is an exhibition of work that evokes the
imaginative world of childhood. The exhibition comprises some
forty works, including paintings, sculptures, and installations,
created by approximately thirty artists from around the world. The
works highlight various views of childhood-a mix of innocence and
nostalgia, comic-strip heroes and science fiction, fairy tales and
Long's Sundae Sculpting School, visitors can create shapes
and visions from chocolate-colored clay. Confetti will sail from
the cannons aboard Joseph Schneider's galleon, a colorful ship
the size of a small car. In a magical installation by Sandy
Skogland, thousands of jellybeans shimmer in the reflection of
fluttering butterfly wings. There are high fashion Barbie
photographs by David Levinthal and a lowbrow giant nose by
The Art Guys called Big Sneeze. There are snow angels and
stuffed turkeys, big rabbits, little mice and looming overhead in
the gallery will be three of Takashi Murakami's seven foot wide
that explore childhood usually assume an adult audience,
ALMOST WARM AND FUZZY acknowledges children themselves
as viewers and engages them in art of their own time. The
exhibition introduces both children and adults to a wide array of
contemporary art, including works by artists who have created
pieces specially for the show. A bilingual Spanish and English
activity book is available, raising intriguing questions and providing
projects for young people. Family groups may also call ahead and
book a tour with a trained docent, including an artmaking lesson
in ArtWORKS. Come join the fun this summer!
Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art was
organized for the Des Moines Art Center by it director, Susan
Lubowsky Talbott, and its research curator, Lea Rosson DeLong.
The exhibition is circulated by Independent Curators International, New York.
Shimmering Madness, 1999
including fluttering butterfly wings & jellybeans
8 x 10 x 12 ft.