Saints Stars & Selfies

02/22/2014 - 04/02/2014
Saints Stars & Selfies

Saints Stars & Selfies features recent work by a selection of artists who are informed by art history and reference historical works of art by Fra Angelico, Frederick Remington, Hans Holbein, Francisco Goya, Carl Andre and genres and styles that include Renaissance painting, American modernism, Dutch portraiture, and Social Realism.

The artists in the exhibition quote or reference or reinterpret particular works, often in a way that creates a convergence between contemporary popular culture and art history. The exhibition was curated by Raechell Smith, Director and Chief Curator.

Pariticipating artists included: Juan Capistran, Kathleen Gilje, Nina Katchadourian, Hendrik Kerstens, Liane Lang, Vik Muniz, Mark Newport (’86 fiber), Jaimie Warren (’02 printmaking) and Kehinde Wiley.

Public Programs:

·      Research Now: Unleash Creativity, an exhibition of research-based artworks by students at Crossroads Academy of Kansas City, in the Cohen Resource Room.

·      T.N.T. (The Noon Thing), Mistaken Identities in the Art (about Art) of Cindy Sherman, Yasumasa Morimura, Yinka Shonibare and Roger Shimomura, a presentation by David C. Cateforis, professor of art history at the University of Kansas, noon to 1 p.m. March 7 in the Artspace Studio.

·      Gallery Talk: Saints Stars & Selfies, by Maria Buszek, associate professor of art history in the College of Arts and Media at the University of Colorado, Denver , noon to 1 p.m. March 26.

Support for this program has been provided by the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts, H&R Block Foundation and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.


The Kansas City Star

Artspace Plays With the Past
March 23, 2014
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