About the Book
Savage Sentimentality presents a group show of artists of unique backgrounds and interests connected by a tenuous relationship to sentiment. The artists included allude to and/or embrace sentiment while simultaneously ravaging it, either with a brutish material response or vice versa - a subject matter that contradicts the sensitivity of material handling.
While the individual artists included in this exhibition draw from a myriad of sources broadly considered sentimental in nature, the end result is very different than the effects of kitsch. Instead of being a sentimental regress into a state of comfort, or a carefully maintained closed system of signs, the result is an acknowledgment and active agitation of that state. The works in this exhibition achieve this through a balance of a raw material directness co-mingled with emotive charm, seemingly to tempt a calculated betrayal of the sentimental within the work's execution. If a common criticism of kitsch or sentimentality is that it creates aesthetic depletion through repetition, these artists arguably give aesthetic value to that depletion.
Artists Included: Joshua Dildine, Raymie Iadevaia, Cole James, Quinton McCurine, Annelie McKenzie, Mandy Lyn Perez, Jason Ramos, Ana Rodriguez, Emily Silver, Jason Stopa, and Emily Sudd.
Essays by Steven Hampton, Jason Stopa, and Grant Vetter.
In conjunction with the Foundation for Art Resources and guest curated by Steven Hampton.
Features & Details
- Category Fine Art
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Publish Date Oct 07, 2014
- Language English
- Tags FAR, Cerritos College, Foundation for Art Resources, Grant Vetter, Steven Hampton, Emily Sudd, Jason Stopa, Emily Silver, Ana Rodriguez, Jason Ramos, Mandy Lyn Perez, Annelie McKenzie, Quinton McCurine, Cole James, Raymie Iadevaia, Joshua Dildine, Savage Sentimentality, FAR, Cerritos College, Foundation for Art Resources, Grant Vetter, Steven Hampton, Emily Sudd, Jason Stopa, Emily Silver, Ana Rodriguez, Jason Ramos, Mandy Lyn Perez, Annelie McKenzie, Quinton McCurine, Cole James, Raymie Iadevaia, Joshua Dildine, Savage Sentimentality
The Cerritos College Art Gallery presents rotating exhibitions highlighting the work of emerging and mid-career artists. A special emphasis is placed on works that confront challenging and pressing issues in contemporary art and culture. In support of exhibitions, the Cerritos College Art Gallery also regularly hosts workshops, lectures, and performances.