Art for Art’s Sake:
Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
Art for Art's Sake was the rallying cry of the 19th-century Aesthetic Movement, which believed that art should be enjoyed for its pure visual qualities. This exhibition reexamines this concept in a group of contemporary artists whose art focuses on sumptuous beauty and pure visual effects. Works by Mark Chariker, Iva Gueorguieva, Ali Smith as well as a number of artists who have resided or currently reside in Las Vegas including David Ryan, Tim Bavington, Brian Porray (born in LV), Thomas Burke, Yek and Jason Adkins allow us to revive Whistler's ideal that art should "appeal solely to the artistic sense of the eye."
These contemporary artists are diverse, but they are united in their use of both objective systems and subjective feelings to create art that celebrates sumptuous beauty and pure visual effects.
This exhibition is curated by Billie Milam Weisman, director of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.
Funding has been provided by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.
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