Sparkle Then Fade

May 17 – September 3, 2007

Sparkle Then Fade explores the multiple ways contemporary artists have employed reflected light as a metaphor for the complexities of the contemporary human condition. The exhibition will provide an intensively sensual visual experience, inviting visitors into deeper contemplation about intricate social interactions. This includes the public and private presentations of a person’s sense of self, celebrity and power, the promises of consumer culture, the persistence of racism, and the personal expression of mourning. Approximately twenty-five works, including three installations, photographs, paintings, and sculpture will be included.

This exhibition is organized by Tacoma Art Museum. Sparkle Then Fade is generously supported by Click! Cable TV. Support for this exhibition is also provided by Gary N. Owen in honor of Bobby and Bill Street for their generous support of and commitment to Tacoma Art Museum.