Rina Banerjee and David Leigh
17 Feb 2009

The Function and Dysfunction of Beauty: A Panel Discussion featuring artists Kathy Butterly, Rina Banerjee, and David Leigh, moderated by Laura Steward Heon

Feb 17, 2009 At SITE Santa Fe

SITE is pleased to present a panel discussion with Pretty Is As Pretty Does artists Kathy Butterly, Rina Banerjee, and David Leigh. Moderated by Phillips Director, Laura Steward Heon, topics to be addressed include challenging the status quo of aesthetics and the dilemma of viewer’s taste.

Rina Banerjee’s installations transform the mundane into the exotic. Banerjee’s newly commissioned piece for SITE Santa Fe promises to dazzle, amuse, and challenge those who visit her otherworldly universe. Banerjee, born in 1963 in Calcutta, India, currently lives and works in New York City.

Kathy Butterly’s delicately engineered ceramics embody the unexpected grace and attractiveness of all things peculiar, unusual, eccentric, and awkward. Butterly was born in 1963 in Amityville, New York and lives and works in New York City.

David Leigh’s monumental lobby drawing emits the aura of resurrection. Through his playful use of line and color, road kill, and animal carcasses are reanimated and the horrific reads as whimsy. Born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1974, Leigh is the Director of the Fine Arts Gallery at the College of Santa Fe and lives in Albuquerque.

Co-sponsored by Lannan Foundation

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