Image: Brian Porray, (\DARKHOR5E/), 2012. Acrylic, enamel and mixed media on canvas. 96 x 126 in.
UNLV College of Fine Arts and Marjorie Barrick Museum
invite you to join us on Thursday, January 30, 6:30 - 8:30pm for the opening reception for:
Art for Art's Sake: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
Reception January 30, 6:30 – 8:30pm
UNLV BARRICK MUSEUM
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, David Ryan, Tim Bavington, Brian Porray, and Ali Smith allow us to revive Whistler's ideal that art should "appeal solely to the artistic sense of the eye."
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.
For more information visit the Barrick Museum website.
Visitor parking is available in the lot directly adjacent to the Barrick Museum on Harmon Ave. and in the lot directly west of the Lied Library, just off Harmon Ave. Visitors can park in any spot marked staff or student after 1pm on Fridays free of charge.