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"The Human Body"
2002-04-13 until 2002-05-05
d.u.m.b.o. arts center
USA United States of America
Is, then, the aliveness of something a ground on which we might
wish to banish it as a candidate for beauty.Elaine Scarry, On Beauty and Being Just
The Human Body features work by eight artists represented in the
d.u.m.b.o. arts center (dac) Slide Registry. Challenging received ideas
of physical beauty as an exclusively superficial trait, this exhibition
scrutinizes and expands upon the aesthetics and potential meanings
of the organic processes that bubble beneath our skin.
Suzanne Wright, Hedi Sorger and Sharon Malloy make closely
observed and intimate portraits of both interior and exterior aspects of
the body, while Gerard Gaskin, Daniel Zeller and Pedro Elias Cruz
Castro ponder the cultural connotations of anatomical minutiae. David
Schild and Laura McCollum take biology as the starting-point for more
ambiguous, abstracted visions.
One is willing to labor, struggle, wrestle with the world to locate
enduring sources of conviction - to locate what is true. These artists
seek that truth visually, as messy as it frequently is, using the human
body as their medium, vessel and visionary device.