Sep 30 -
Jan 01 2013
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Opening Reception: Sep 01 2012
The kids are all right brings the bedrock theme of family into the twenty-first century—an age when love defines the family unit more than tradition, convention, the law, or even blood. This exhibition will feature photography and time-based media created in the last ten years by 35 to 40 established and emerging artists who sensitively reveal, with radical openness, the current notion of family.
The artists in this exhibition demonstrate today’s reality: family is a complicated entanglement of people. These artists are not inhibited by the failed promise of a conventional family. Instead, family—natural or found—is revealed and accepted in whatever form it comes. Irony, distance, and judgment are rejected by these artists in favor of affirmation, honesty, and trust. There are no authoritative opinions or conclusions. Instead, there is poignancy, ambiguity, intimacy, and humor.