Beauty Reigns

Beauty Reigns features the work of 13 emerging and mid-career abstract painters, working in studios across the United States. The exhibition celebrates the exoticism, exuberance and optimism found in the artists’ work. Among the characteristics these artists share are high-key color, layered surface imagery, use of overall and repeated
patterns, stylized motifs and a tension between melancholy and the sublime.

Organized by Rene Paul Barilleaux for the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Beauty Reigns features works by artists both national and international perspectives. With the exception of Beatriz Milhazes who lives in Brazil, the artists—who span two generations — work in communities across the United States.

Included in the exhibition are works by artists Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A), Kamrooz Aram, Charles Burwell, Annette Davidek, Fausto Fernandez, Nancy Lorenz, Ryan McGinness, Beatriz Milhazes, Jiha Moon, Paul Henry Ramirez, Rex Ray, Rosalyn Schwartz and Susan Chrysler White.

[n.b. that this event takes place in Akron]