exhibitions

Timeless

08/16/2024 - 01/05/2025

Timeless
McNichols Civic Center Building, Boettcher Cultural Pavilion, Second Floor
Aug. 16, 2024 – Jan. 5, 2025

Merriam-Webster defines timeless as something not restricted by age or date, something without beginning or end, something not affected by time. Eternal. Ageless. Classic.

This group show highlights how monochromatic, black and white works of art inspire a sense of permanence. The works on display take both the viewer and the subject out of the bounds of time, and in turn, highlight the feeling of being without a connection to a particular place or era. 

When you remove color, the artworks are suddenly outside the constrictions of time and no longer bounded by the limits of genre. A black and white work of art moves the subject from being something specific and instead draws attention to its essence. Working in black and white reveals the core of the image and the heart of the emotion. It lays bare the artist’s intention. 

“here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart”
    -e.e. cummings

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Opening Reception: Friday, Aug. 16, 5-8 p.m.