By PAUL LASTER, FEB. 2015
A well-tuned sculpture show that flirts with both the attractive and the grotesque, Beautiful Beast presents a spirited group of works in a variety of media by sixteen contemporary artists. Curated by artist and New York Academy of Art (NYAA) dean of academic affairs Peter Drake and organized by NYAA director of exhibitions Elizabeth Hobson, the exhibition turns NYAA’s Wilkinson Gallery into a funhouse for figurative art.
Whitehot hit the opening reception to capture artists from the energetic show along with NYAA staff and invited guests mingling with the art. Scroll through the images below to see more. WM
Beautiful Beast is on view at the NYAA's Wilkinson Gallery through March 8, 2015.
Paul Laster is a writer, editor, independent curator, artist and lecturer. He is a New York desk editor at ArtAsiaPacific and a contributing editor at Whitehot and artBahrain. He was the founding editor of Artkrush.com and Artspace.com and art editor of Flavorpill.com and Russell Simmons's OneWorld Magazine; started TheDailyBeast.com's art section; and worked as a photojournalist for Artnet.com and Art in America. He is a frequent contributor to Time Out New York, New York Observer, Modern Painters, ArtPulse and ArtInfo.com.view all articles from this author