Jul. 23, 2015
Ah, the pitfalls of the group art exhibition! The goulash factor looms large. How could it not? Art is valued because it’s fiercely distinctive. So when you assemble works by radically different artists—an expressionist still life, say, by Marty Walsh, and a slick, post-conceptualist abstract by Yek—the risk of mishmash runs high. So how did UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum create a coherent curatorial statement with the terrifically diverse Recent Acquisitions?