Gallery artist Ali Smith will have her work displayed in the upcoming group exhibition, “Art for Art’s Sake” at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art on the Pepperdine University campus. The exhibition features selections from the foundation’s permanent collection, including “Half Life” (2007) by the artist. With an opening reception on September 7th, from 5-7pm, the exhibition will remain on view through November 24th.
Says the museum:
Art for Art’s Sake was the rallying cry of the 19th-century Aesthetic Movement, which believed that art should be enjoyed for its pure visual qualities. This exhibition reexamines this concept in a group of contemporary artists whose art focuses on sumptuous beauty and pure visual effects. Works by Mark Chariker, Iva Gueorguieva, Brian Porray, and Ali Smith allow us to revive Whistler’s ideal that art should “appeal solely to the artistic sense of the eye.”