Can an artist exist without an audience? Was Picasso, who often painted furiously until 3 a.m. and eventually died of a heart attack, content believing that the purpose of his existence was a painting hanging on a museum wall? Well never know. Just like we have no idea why the other 26 artists featured in Why Were You Born? exist. Ranging from Renoir to Disney to local contemporary artists, the exhibit shows works from generations of creators who found varying levels of success. The one thing that never changes, though, is the artists search for meaning. Why were they born? Probably for the same reason we were, and we have no idea what that is either. Philosophize with the famous and obscure this Saturday at Charest-Weinberg Gallery. Its open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and admission is free.
Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m. Starts: Sept. 28. Continues through Oct. 6, 2010