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June 2019

Now/Here at H&R Block Artspace

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - August 31 @ 5:00 pm
H&R Block Artspace, 16 East 43rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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The H&R Block Artspace is pleased to present Now/Here, a group exhibition featuring Kansas City-based artists who explore narratives through the lenses of experience, memory, place, history, and race.  Now/Here features a selection of works that include photography, painting, sculpture, prints, and installation, while the exhibition presents a range of visual languages and approaches to materiality that considers questions of representation and identity. Featured artists: Patricia Bordallo Dibildox, Ruben Castillo, Jorge García Almodóvar, Rashawn Griffin, Kwanza Humphrey, Kathy Liao, Whitney Manney, Desiree Morales, Andrew Ordonez, Carlos Ortiz-Gallo, Rebeka Pech Moguel, Anthony Marcos Rea, William Plummer, Angelica Sandoval, Kiki Serna, Hyeyoung Shin, Chico Sierra, Heinrich Toh, William Toney. Guest Curator Silvia Beatriz Abisaab (’16 Photography) is an artist, organizer, and active member of the Kansas City art community.  Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues in Kansas City, and she has held positions and worked collaboratively with organizations that include the Kansas City Art Institute, Charlotte Street Foundation, Front/Space, and 50/50.  She is a founding member of the Artists of Color Alliance (AOCA), established in Kansas City in 2016 as a collective of self-identifying creatives of color active in the Midwest region, as a discussion forum to explore issues of…

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July 2019

Lead Bank Presents LEAP Winner Anella Fernández

July 1 - September 27
Lead Bank, 1801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO United States
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The graphic collage The Dolls that Rose by Lead Bank Emerging Artist Prize (LEAP) winner Anella Fernández (Sophomore, Fiber) will be on display July 1 through September 27 at Lead Bank at 1801 Main. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, July 5 from 4-6 p.m. In this graphic collage series, Fernández creates a dialogue about the commodification of the female body throughout history while juxtaposing text, morse code and braille. Drawing inspiration from the work of Barbara Kruger, Man Ray, Adolf Wolfili, Hannah Hoch, Julie Mehretu, Paul Siestema, Max Ernst and Salvador Dali, she uses images from antiquity, advertising, photographs and art history. The work of Titian, Édouard Manet, Claes Oldenburg and Hans Bellmer, are juxtaposed against quotes from artist Carolee Schneemann’s Interior Scroll, Freud's Studies on Hysteria  and from the comfort women documentary The Apology. If you look closely, the handwritten braille reads excerpts from Maya Angelou’s poems about confidence and femininity contrasting the fetishized female nudes in each collage.  Braille is not seen, but rather felt, explored and learned. Fernández uses braille as a symbol of femininity that requires more than a visual cue; it requires knowledge and further examination. Each year, Lead…

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May 2020

Commencement 2020

May 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unity Temple, 707 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, MO United States
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SAVE-THE-DATE Commencement 2020

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