April 19 through May 18, 2002
Organized by Heather Lustfeldt and the Artspace
New work by nearly 100 emerging artists graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute majoring in Art History, Ceramics, Creative Writing, Design, Fiber, Illustration, Interdisciplinary, New Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture.
Feb. 2 through April 3, 2002
Curated by Raechell Smith, director of the Artspace, and Michel Conroy, NCECA exhibitions director
Variations of and references to the history of ceramics, painting, sculpture and site-specific installation were the focus of "Material Speculations." This exhibition included the work of nine contemporary artists who explored the evolving conception of the materiality of clay. Through recently created or new installations, each artist responded to the expansive potentials of clay as an artistic medium. Artists featured in the show included Mary Jo Bole, Sadashi Inuzuka, Walter McConnell, Jim Melchert, Jeanne Quinn, Annabeth Rosen, Deborah Sigel, Jamie Walker and Frances Whitehead.
Nov. 9 through Dec. 19, 2001
Curated by Raechell Smith, director of the Artspace
This exhibition presented an overview of prints and suites published by Landfall Press over the past three decades. Recognized as one of the foremost print workshops in the United States, Landfall Press was founded in Chicago in 1970 by Kansas City Art Institute alumnus, Jack Lemon. Over the years, Landfall Press has collaborated with a diverse set of artists to create works that reflect many stylistic and artistic visions, including representational, conceptual, political and satirical. Artists included Vito Acconci, Terry Allen, Robert Arneson, Roger Brown, Christo, Chuck Close, Robert Cottingham, Lesley Dill, James Drake, Vernon Fisher, Tony Fitzpatrick, Peregrine Honig, Tom Huck, Luis Jiminez, Sol LeWitt, Claes Oldenburg, Dennis Oppenheim, Jeanette Pasin-Sloane, Philip Pearlstein, Joseph Piccillo, Pat Steir, Kara Walker and William Wiley.
Sept. 7 through Oct. 24, 2001
Curated by Kate Hackman, editor at Review
The fifth annual Charlotte Street Fund exhibition honored the work of outstanding visual artists in the Kansas City area with awards and a group exhibition. This exhibition features new and recent work by the 2001 award recipients: David Ford, Lester Goldman, Leeah Joo, Eric Sall and Kati Toivanen. A Lifetime Achievement Award was also presented to Ken Ferguson, whose work was included in the exhibition.
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