Art for Art's Sake Exhibit at Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard Dec 11, 2016 to Feb 19, 2017

Ali Smith, Half-Life, 2007, oil on canvas, 84 x 130 in.  Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles

Ali Smith, Half-Life, 2007, oil on canvas, 84 x 130 in.  Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles

The "Art for Art's Sake: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation" exhibit will be on display at the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard from December 11, 2016 to February 19, 2017.

This exhibition explores the potentials of abstraction. It features over forty, mainly young American artists that expand upon the conventions of modern art to create lush works revealing an interest in subjective, transcendental and visionary experiences.
 
Using the basic elements of pictorial art -- color, line, shape, texture - the artists in this exhibition delve into and advance contemporary abstraction by producing bold, exuberant compositions that appeal first to the eye.

While aesthetically distinctive, the artists of Art for Art's Sake share using both objective systems and subjective feelings to construct art that celebrates the pure visual effect of sumptuous beauty.
 
The exhibition is curated by Billie Milam Weisman, Foundation Director and funding has been generously provided by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.
 
Opening Reception on Saturday, December 10 from 4-6 pm ($5/members free). The Carnegie Art Museum is located at 424 South C Street in Oxnard. Visit www.carnegieam.org for more information.