The meaning of beauty has been debated by philosophers for thousands of years. Courted or scorned, distrusted, devalued, deconstructed, beauty promises pleasure while provoking awe, admiration and even fear. Beauty quickens the pulse. Attention Contemporary Artists! OCCCA is now accepting submissions of artworks representing ideas of the beautiful. Painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, installation, and computer-based New Media projects welcomed. Beauty stirs the understanding, and is the enemy of complacency. Concepts alone can never replace it. Beautys provocations are no longer innocent. Exuberant, self-conscious and enigmatic, beauty will stage a stunning comeback at OCCCA, May 2010. JUROR: Peter Frank is Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum, Associate Editor of FABRIK Magazine, a contributing editor to art ltd. and Art on Paper, former art critic for the LA Weekly and Angeleno Magazine, and former Editor of THEmagazine Los Angeles and Visions Art Quarterly. In his native New York Frank served as critic for the Village Voice and the SoHo Weekly News. He has curated exhibitions for the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, PS1 and Franklin Furnace in New York, the Biennale di Venezia and Documenta, among other venues.
Feb. 25-March 10, 11 a.m., 2010