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Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

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© Courtesy of the artist & The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia
Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

2200 Parks Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
March 24th, 2011 - June 26th, 2011

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.virginiamoca.org/
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
info@virginiamoca.org
PHONE:  
757.425.0000
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday 10am-4pm Sunday noon-4pm
TAGS:  
photography

DESCRIPTION

With Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes, the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia highlights different approaches contemporary artists use to represent the face and body in an exhibition designed for children.

The artists in this exhibition are either from and/or are currently living in the region. Using photography, painting and drawing, they all seem to intersect through one point: explorations of how these mortal bodies that we occupy represent unique individual and the stories. Our surfaces represent ourselves. Although the works will be hung at a lower height than normal to better engage children, we encourage art lovers of all ages to take the opportunity to view this exhibit.

The exhibition also explores issues of self-identity. All forms of media, whether it is in print, online, on television, or emblazoned across a t-shirt, convey messages about identity. Navigating competing ideas and complex concepts can be difficult, especially for children. Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes is a springboard for these discussions.