Beautiful, defined as pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically. So what is beautiful then? For some beautiful might be seen as derogatory when used professionally to mean trite and shallow. For most however, beautiful as an artistic perspective is more complex and faceted for which a single answer does not exist. Beauty is physically everywhere and everything, however something being beautiful is not always about the physical features, rather it can be more towards a state of existence. It is a exploration into the aesthetics of pleasing the mind. However, a common thread does appear when viewing the work from the submissions for this show. It does not simplify the answer but it clearly shows that different cultures seem to have some similarities when it comes to seeing and describing what is beautiful. This exhibition will examine the question of what is beautiful by displaying artworks selected from Nationally submitted works by contemporary artists in a juried exhibition that attempts to portray just what is beautiful.
What: What is Beautiful; The Aesthetics of Pleasing the Mind
When: June 4, 2021 First Friday opening reception 6-9pm,
Show Runs through July 24, 2021, Live streaming feed
of the show that evening
Where: Hilliard Gallery
1820 McGee St.
Kansas City, MO. 64108
Contact: Bob Swearengin
Gallery Hours : Tues & Sat 12-4, Wed-Thurs 1-6 Fri 12-5 or by appointment