An exhibition of works from the Denver Art Museum’s fractional and promised gift of contemporary art from the collection of Vicki and Kent Logan.
Although the artists featured in the exhibition In Limbo hail from distant corners of the globe, their work is linked by a shared sense of dislocation, estrangement, and loneliness. These artists allow us into captured moments of uneasiness that seem rooted in individual, sometimes conflicted and alien experiences both within and outside a native environment. Cindy Sherman, Su-en Wong, Gottfried Helnwein, and Mona Hatoum, like other artists in the show, explore an array of altered states and unresolved opportunities – in short, discomfort within their world.
These artists express age-old concerns that have carried over into the twenty-first century.
They embrace the foreign within themselves and the world or, in the words of Hugo of St. Victor, a twelfth-century Saxon monk: