Rediscoveries 4: Comedy, Seriously

December 6, 2012 - March 30, 2013

Lower Jette Galleries

Curated by Sarah Keller, Assistant Professor, English

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.