October 8, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Bodacioussss presents over twenty artists whose work is not only changing the definition of art, but also changing the ways in which art is produced and consumed. Unlike artists of the past century, whose works were validated through recognition in museums and galleries, the artists here move fluidly between physical and digital worlds, fine art and commercial arenas, and refined and popular styles. A hallmark of our age, many of the artists represented in the exhibition present cultural and intellectual issues with deliberate childlike playfulness and absurdity.
This exhibition also provides an alternative perspective on what is commonly called “post-internet” art by contextualizing younger, digital artists within an earlier generation of artists who also pioneered an informal, or DIY, style of art making.
The word “bodacious” derives from combining “bold” and “audacious.” In a nod to the vernacular of text messages, the extra S's were added for emphasis.
Bodacioussss was co-curated by Taylor Balkissoon and Adam Lerner.
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