“Beautiful Parts” Opening Oct 15th at CSU Northridge Art Gallery

John Zarcone, Information Theory, oil and acrylic on canvas tarp, 6’ x 9’ x 0″

“Beautiful Parts” at CSU Northridge Art Gallery

Opening October 15th 2-4pm

California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330

Cross Streets: Reseda Boulevard and Halsted Street.
Please park in the D6 Lot off of Halsted

 

Understanding that precepts of attractiveness have evolved over time and vary between cultures, this exhibition invites artists to consider cultural constructions of aesthetic appeal, and asks,—“How do we receive messages about beauty in a contemporary global society and how are we affected by internalizing ideals?” Works selected for the exhibition respond to canons of bodily proportion, such as ratio depiction (waist-to-chest, waist-to-hip, and leg-to-body), and consider the distinction between “real” and “ideal”. The artists selected for Beautiful Parts approach these issues with awareness of the history and continued evolution of dialogues surrounding body image and the related psychologies of status, identity, physical attraction, and self-esteem.

Featured Artists:
Marlena Guzman
Catherine Bennation
Jessika Edgar
Zeina Baltagi
David Estrada
Kristine Schomaker
Rain Lucien Matheke
Nurit Avesar
Alexsandra Papoban
Kimberly Morris
Michelle Nunes
John Zarcone
Monica Sandoval
Mona Kasra
Kellan Barnebey King

Juried by artist, Kim Abeles, and organized by the curatorial collective, Rough Play, Beautiful Parts marks the first annual exhibition hosted by the CSUN Alumni Association Art Chapter.

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