Colby College Museum of Art presents Rediscoveries 4. Comedy, Seriously

Colby College Museum of Art presents Rediscoveries 4. Comedy, Seriously, an exhibition on view March 30, 2013.

George Schneeman Untitled (The Future), 2001 Collage on cardboard, 4 1/8 x 5 1/16 inches Gift of Katie Schneeman

The comic rarely exists without reference to something simultaneously more sedate. Diverse uses of comedy may throw into relief difficult ideas expressed through art: it can fixate on the grotesque, moderate the tragic, or playfully bathe somber themes in bathos. Rediscoveries 4 takes up Colby College’s 2012-13 humanities theme, “Comedy, Seriously,” to survey artworks that engage comedy and seriousness at once, exploring the nature of the ideas conveyed through their productive relationship.

The Rediscoveries exhibition series invites members from the Colby College community to select and arrange artwork from the permanent collection.

Curated by Sarah Keller, Assistant Professor, English – www.colby.edu

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