Opening reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21 (Friday) Exhibition: Feb. 22 – April 2, 2014
"Saints Stars & Selfies" will be on view at the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute from Feb. 22 through April 2, 2014, with an opening reception on from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21.
Curated by Raechell Smith, Artspace director, the exhibition features recent work by a selection of artists who are inspired by art history and reference historical works of art by Fra Angelico, Frederick Remington, Hans Holbein, Francisco Goya, Carl Andre, Chuck Close or genres and styles that include Renaissance painting, American modernism, Dutch portraiture and Social Realism.
The artists in the exhibition are quoting, referencing or re-interpreting particular works, often in a way that creates a convergence between contemporary popular culture and art history. Many of the works have an edge of humor, and some have a performative element.
Pariticipating artists include Juan Capistran, Kathleen Gilje, Nina Katchadourian, Hendrik Kerstens, Liane Lang, Vik Muniz, Mark Newport ('86 fiber), Jaimie Warren ('02 printmaking) and Kehinde Wiley.
Pictured: "Fellow Traveler," Liane Lane, 2012, photograph, image courtesy of the artist.