Posts in 2017 PRESS
Beautiful Parts at CSUN Art Gallery

Attempting to scrutinize and understand what makes someone, or something, beautiful is and has always been a dangerous game that only ever leads to feelings of disappointment and self doubt. That being said, Rough Play, the collective who conceived and organized the exhibition along with juror Kim Abeles, both understand the inherent dilemma of attempting to speak to notions of beauty in today’s contemporary art climate. Yet this show succeeds in large part because beauty has been stripped bare of its original antecedents and parceled out into separate and distinct units.

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With this iteration of the FAR Bazaar, artists are literally ripping up the past, taking sledgehammers to the photo lab and digging up classroom floors. But as they do so, they are also paying homage to a rich history of making art in Southern California and continuing FAR’s 40-year tradition of helping artists realize their visions in unexpected locales.

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