It’s Only Natural: Kansas City Art Institute Faculty Biennial

January 20 - February 17

Overview

Installation view
Installation view
Installation view
Patrick Clancy, "Chaos Cloud," 2006, Lambda color photographic print
Jason Pollen, "Fiber Oasis," 2006-2007, dyes on fabric with stitching
Detail, Jason Pollen, "Fiber Oasis," 2006-2007, dyes on fabric with stitching
Gwen Widmer, "Lake Water/Wake Later," 1996-2006, stained paper monoprint with collage and text
Installation view, Laura Berman, "Rocks and Hard Places," 2007, decals, wood, vinyl

 

"It’s Only Natural" featured work by 25 faculty members at KCAI from the departments of Painting, Printmaking, Photography/New Media, Interdisciplinary, Ceramics, Fiber, Design, Graphic Design, Sculpture, and Foundations.

The exhibition included artwork by:  Doug Baker, Laura Berman, James Brinsfield, Patrick Clancy, Julia Cole, Cary Esser, Julie Farstad, Jessie Fisher, Dwight Frizzell, Tyler Galloway, David Harrison, Carolyn Kallenborn, Steve Mayse, Karen McCoy, Jason Pllen, Arthur Brett Reif, Jim Sajovic, Shirley Luke Schnell, Jane Shellenbarger, Sherry Sparks, Gary Sutton, George Timock, Pauline Verbeek-Cowart, Michael Walling, and Gwen Widmer.
 
For generous support of the 2006-2007 exhibition series at the Artspace, the Kansas City Art Institute gratefully acknowledges the Richard J. Stern Foundation, the H&R Block Foundation, and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

In conjunction with the exhibition, a T.N.T. (The Noon Thing) gallery talk with the artists occured on Friday, February 2.

Checklist

 

 
Douglas Baker
Printmaking
Discrete Star Map, 2006
mixed media/ ultrachrome ink
Courtesy of the artist
 
Laura Berman
Printmaking
Rocks and Hard Places, 2007
decals, wood, vinyl
Courtesy of the artist
 
James Brinsfield
Painting
The Institute of Memory; Aesthetic Blowup; Verbatim Erratum; Vampire Caves on West Pennway;
The Determination of Painting to Rely Upon Itself; Lollipop Legacy; Public Nudity; Murmansk, 2006-2007
oil, enamel, collage on paper
Courtesy of Jan Weiner Gallery
 
Patrick Clancy
Photography/New Media
Chaos Cloud, 2006
Lambda color photographic print
Courtesy of Dolphin Gallery
 
Julia Cole
Interdisciplinary
Natural Conclusion:  Past; Natural Conclusion: Future, 2007
wood, fig plants, blass beads, aqua resin, model scenery materials
Courtesy of the artist
 
Cary Esser
Ceramics
Church Wallpaper, 2007
archival giclee print, AP
Courtesy of the artist
 
Julie Farstad
Painting
Prairie Summer heartbreak, 2006
oil on panel
Courtesy of Zolla Lieberman Gallery
 
Jessie Fisher
Painting
Self-portrait with Kenny, 2006
oil on linen
Courtesy of the artist
 
Tyler Galloway
School of Design
Untitled, 2006
digital video
Courtesy of the artist
 
David Harrison
Painting
Untitled, 2006
acrylic on panel
Courtesy of artist
 
Carolyn Kallenborn
Fiber
Rift, 2007
hand dyed silk organza
Courtesy of the artist
 
Steve Mayse
School of Design
Fixin’ To Go, 2000
mixed media
Courtesy of the artist
 
Karen McCoy
Sculpture
Mermaids Purses:  Miner’s Canaries for a New Millennium, 1998-2006
Courtesy of the artist
 
Jason Pollen
Fiber
Oasis, 2006-2007
dyes on fabric with stitching
Courtesy of the artist and Dolphin Gallery
 
Jim Sajovic
School of the Foundation Year
Clone, 2007
Epson ultrachrome on vinyl
Courtesy of the artist
 
Shirley Luke Schnell
School of the Foundation Year
Circumfluent Ice Flats; Echorhythm; Sonorous Flume, 2006-7
acrylic on polystyrene
Courtesy of the artist
 
Jane Shellenbarger
Ceramics
Plate: Northern Species, 2006
Ewer: Mockingbirds, 2006
porcelain, terra sigilatta, soda-fired
Courtesy of the artist
 
A. Brett Reif
School of the Foundation Year
Sweet Concessions; Rapturous Harangue, 2006
batter fried “Bible,” sugar coated “Origin of the Species”
on Teflon coated steel lecterns
Courtesy of the artist
 
Gary Sutton
Dean of Faculty
Canoe, 2007
digital print
Courtesy of Jan Weiner Gallery
 
George Timock
Ceramics
Rakku Vessel No. 336, 2005
Raku ceramic
Courtesy of the artist
 
Pauline Verbeek-Cowart
Fiber
Vortex, 2003
weaving; sized Indian silk
Courtesy of the artist
 
Michael Walling
Painting
Pensive Model, 2004
charcoal on paper
Courtesy of Jan Weiner Gallery
 
Gwen Widmer
School of Design
Lake Water/Wake Later, 1996-2006
stained paper monoprint with collage and text
Courtesy of the artist
 
 
 

Events

Press

Press Release

KCAI Faculty artwork to be spotllighted in "It's Only Natural" exhibition
KCAI website |
Wed, 2007-01-10

"It’s Only Natural" features work by 25 faculty members at KCAI.