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Absolute Mad Freedom


April 13 – April 29, 2017

This exhibition considers an overarching desire to examine the norm. As each artist investigates ideas of limitation and liberation, creative responses are all at once meditative yet exuberant, reductive yet abrasive. For some artists, this concept is achieved through the actual process, and for others it is clear and planned beforehand. Mary Kensey Lum confronts her practice with the ambition of presenting how beauty can emerge "in spite of - or because of - tragedy." At the same time, Beatrice Young attempts to explore the idea of beauty through process. The creative work displayed will range from installation to drawing, to textiles and sculpture, as artists explore issues that address identity, story, and the passing of time.

Artists include Sarah Gilchrist, Yena Kim, Mary Kensey Lum, Ashley Ekstrum, Sharon Carl, Sarah Jane Souther, Alexandra Springer, Beatrice Young, KayKay Blaisdell, Jacob Yeroshek, Leanna Schroeder and Susie Scribner Cervantes.


April 13 – April 29, 2017


Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

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Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art


Open Tuesday–Sunday, 11 AM–5 PM
and one hour prior to most shows through intermission

Free Admission