Beauty Reigns

May 23, 2014

The McNay Art Museum’s upcoming exhibition Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting, curated by René Barilleaux, explores trends towards optimism and exuberance in abstract painting. The works on view, made by thirteen emerging and mid-career artists, employ vivid color, layers, patterns, and motifs.

Marquand Books produced the exhibition catalogue, designed by Jeff Wincapaw. The book features a stunning jacket with multi-level embossing and pages edged with neon pink. Essays by Barilleaux, Stephen Westfall, and Lilly Wei, along with artist biographies, illuminate the varied aspects of the paintings and their creators. With more than 140 full-color illustrations, the 144-page book reflects the vitality of abstract painting today.

To learn more about the Beauty Reigns, visit the McNay Art Museum. To pre-order a copy of the book, visit D.A.P.



Photography by Jeremy Linden