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Lineage and Impact: KCAI Faculty Past and Present
March 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - May 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Please join us for an opening reception Friday, March 15 from 6-9 p.m. at Haw Contemporary Stockyards, 1600 Liberty Street, Kansas City, MO.
Lineage and Impact: KCAI Faculty Past and Present, March 1- May 4 at Haw Contemporary Stockyards, celebrates seven decades of working artists on the faculty of the Kansas City Art Institute, a community that values making, teaching, and learning art as interdependent, often inextricable practices. Beginning with and paying homage to Wilbur Niewald, who began teaching in 1949, the exhibition honors artwork by luminaries and pathbreakers such as Ken Ferguson, Hirokazu Fukawa, Lester Goldman, Jane Lackey, Jim Leedy and Erin Zona, as well as emerging talents appointed to the faculty as recently as 2018.
In keeping with KCAI’s commitment to forging connections across and between all artistic disciplines and practices, Lineage and Impactrepresents a multitude of fields: animation, ceramics, drawing, fiber, fiction, film, music, painting, photography, poetry, sculpture, and video, as well as installations and collaborative works resistant to classification. Media on display range from cast glass to silicon circuitry, from combed cotton to works on canvas, from letterpress to digital print, from modular synthesizer to modern languages; from rendered video to natural pigments. This vibrant collection demonstrates the profound historical influence of KCAI’s long tradition of appointing outstanding artists to its faculty—several of the younger artists were students of the older ones. It also charts the up-to-the-minute influence of a diversity of original and accomplished artists—the current faculty—on one another. Throughout, the show reveals not only the wide array of individual artistic practices gathered at KCAI, but the dialogue among and between practices, by which one artwork is seen to teach another.
Participating artists: Corey Antis, Laura Berman, Anne Boyer, Shaun Cassidy, Christiane Cegavske, Maura Cluthe, Cyrus Console-Soican Jonah Criswell, Jill Downen, Rebecca Dubay, Jeff Eaton, Kim Eichler-Messmer, Cary Esser, Julie Farstad, Ken Ferguson, John Ferry, Jessie Fisher, Dwight Frizzell, Hirokazu Fukawa, Tyler Galloway, Lester Goldman, Diana Heise, Milton Katz, Carl Kurtz, Trey Hock, Jane Lackey, Jim Leedy, Tom Lewis, Adam Lucas, Lisa Maione, Richard Mattsson, Karen McCoy, Lilly McElroy, Marie Bannerot McInerney, Cyan Meeks, Jarrett Mellenbruch, Hugh Merrill, Phyllis Moore, Il Sung Na, S.E. Nash, Wilbur Niewald, David Overholt, Jason Pollen, Miguel Rivera, Warren Rosser, Steve Rowell, Jim Sajovic, Ormaza Jean Schmitt, Steve Snell, Jordan Stempleman, Gary Sutton, Caleb Taylor, David Terrill, Pauline Verbeek-Cowart, Steve Whitacre, Casey Whittier, Michael Wickerson, Tal Wilson, James Woodfill, Erin Zona