‘Beauty Reigns’ at Akron Art Museum looks at abstract art – The-News

Rich color, intricate patterning and dynamic compositions characterize “Beauty Reigns,” an exhibition celebrating today’s abstract art.

With its commitment to contemporary art, the Akron Art Museum will highlight the exoticism, exuberance and optimism found in the work of 13 painters working in studios across the United States. The exhibition, which will be on view in from Jan. 24 through May 3, is designed to give viewers visual pleasure, with the artists each offering different approaches to and ideas about beauty.

“‘Beauty Reigns’ offers an exciting opportunity for us to spark visitors’ imagination with ambitious paintings and installations by emerging and mid-career artists whose work is diverse, yet shares a sensibility,” comments Akron Art Museum Chief Curator Janice Driesbach. “Many of the artists featured will be new to our visitors, and their elaborate compositions reward close viewing.”

Included in “Beauty Reigns” are artists whose experiences in other countries inform their work. Brazilian Beatriz Milhazes

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