Monica Cook (’12), Eric Fischl (F ’85), Judy Fox (’76), Kiki Smith (F ’93) and others
New York Academy of Art
Wilkinson Gallery, 111 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013
January 27 – March 8, 2015
Beautiful Beast, a group exhibition 16 acclaimed sculptors, explores the relationship between beauty and abjection through the lens of the grotesque with works by Barry X Ball, Monica Cook, Gehard Demetz, Lesley Dill, Richard Dupont, Eric Fischl, Judy Fox, Folkert de Jong, Elizabeth King, Mark Mennin, Evan Penny, Patricia Piccinini, Rona Pondick, Jeanne Silverthorne, Kiki Smith and Robert Taplin. Connected by their use of distortion to create fearless depictions of humanity, the work of Beautiful Beast runs the gamut of human emotion, often teetering towards the uncanny. Highlighting a wide range of work made over the past 20 years, the exhibition encompasses a variety of materials including foam, wood, steel and digital projections.