Tuesday, May 09, 2006

May 9, 2006: BEAUTY’S BURDEN: THE NEW ROMANTICISM



Tuesday, May 9, 7:00 PM, $10 admission

Makor-Steinhardt Center at 35 West 67th Street near Lincoln Square

The final event in a year-long series of artist lectures brings a panel discussion with sculptors Katherine Daniels, Marilla Palmer and Gae Savannah, and painter Margaret Lanzetta.

All of these artists produce bodies of work that manifest elements of decoration, including ornate beading, flashing lights and crystals, ethnic fabrics and hair accessories, and textile design such as appears on wallpaper or book margins.

How does this renewed interest in visual motifs previously denigraded as merely female represent a progressive view of how marginalized media can be made to reenter and renew the contexts for contemporary art production, its fetishization, and its critical context?

What is really at stake in such work is the dignity of culturally empowered expression, its escape from the margins of creativity that achieves its ends both aesthetically and politically. Join us to see what comes of viewing the art and discussing its origin and its future.

KATHERINE DANIELS

MARGARET LANZETTA

MARILLA PALMER

GAE SAVANNAH




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