Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pretty is as Pretty Does

My work is included in the exhibition "Pretty is as Pretty Does" at Site Santa Fe February 14, 2009 – May 10, 2009
The show includes a whopping 12 pieces of mine! and I will give a talk on May 5th.

From the press release:
"The phrase “pretty is as pretty does” is an idiom typically used to describe a beautiful girl with a nasty disposition—she may look pretty, but it doesn’t follow that she acts pretty. Pretty is as Pretty Does, a group exhibition organized by Phillips Director Laura Steward Heon, takes its inspiration from this phrase and features work that suffuse base, even obscene content in otherworldly beauty. The artists whose works are included in this exhibition have, with exquisite care and cunning charm, made objects that glitter with abject ugliness. In all of the works, an effervescent prettiness and sneering nastiness circle around each other, and both qualities are magnified by their combination."

Artists in the exhibition include: Chiho Aoshima; Rina Banerjee; Tanyth Berkeley; Ligia Bouton; Kathy Butterly; Angelo Filomeno; David Leigh; Marilyn Minter; Judith Schaechter; and Raqib Shaw.

The public opening is Friday February 13 5-7 pm.
(I'm sorry to say I will not be there...BUT...I will be speaking there on Tuesday May 5 at 6 pm.)
Please see Site Santa Fe's website for more events!

Site Santa Fe
1606 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

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