on view in
CHAOS AND AWE:
PAINTING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
THE FRIST ART MUSEUM
June 22 - September 16, 2018
Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century, a sweeping survey of contemporary art from around the world, celebrates paint’s capacity to weave together images of physical reality, memories, emotions, and the virtual world. The artists in the exhibition dramatically describe the destabilizing effects of such 21st-century forces as globalism, mass migration, radical ideologies, and complex technologies. Chaos and Awe shows painting to be an apt medium for conveying a contemporary notion of the sublime, with works in the exhibition providing visual analogies for the great depth and mystery of the human mind and its extension into the world.
Chaos and Awe was organized by Mark Scala, chief curator, Frist Art Museum.
Jiha Moon, Pied de Grue, 2012, ink and acrylic, fabric, and embroider patches on Hanji paper, 47" x 72"