Big and Beautiful

September 7 - October 16

Overview


"Big and Beautiful" was an exhibition of large-scale works created by women artists, which included prints, drawings, paintings, and photographs by well-known and emerging contemporary artists working nationally and regionally. As representational image makers or obsessive mark makers, these artists explore a wide range of themes that include childhood, daily life and the physical environment, cultural and personal identity, systems for ordering and arranging, and ideas of drawing utilizing a variety of media.

Artists in the exhibition included: Louise Bourgeois, Deanna Dikeman, Alexa Horochowski, Julie Moos, Amy Myers, Kate Shepard, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, May Tveit, Kara Walker, and Andrea Zittel.

The exhibition was curated by Raechell Smith, Director


In conjunction with "Big and Beautiful" is the Project Wall presentation of Deanna Dikeman's "Leaving and Waving, 0/02." Find more information here: http://www.kcai.edu/artspace/project-wall/deanna-dikeman


 

Checklist

 

Louise Bourgeois
American, born  France 1911
What is the Shape of this Problem?, 1999
lithograph and letterpress
Courtesy of Hallmark Fine Art Collection
 
Louise Bourgeois
American, born France 1911
The Song of the Blacks and Blues, 1989-1995
handcolored lithograph and woodcut 
Courtesy of Hallmark Fine Art Collection
 
Project Wall:
Deanna Dikeman: Leaving and Waving, 07/02
Courtesy of the artist
 
Deanna Dikeman
American, born 1954
Strip 1, 1999-2000
color photograph
Courtesy of the artist and Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City
 
Deanna Dikeman
American, born 1954
Strip: Formals, 2000-2001
Color photograph
Courtesy of the artist and Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City
 
Alexa Horochowski
American, born 1965
Untitled (from the series “Freudian Anatomy” ), 2002
sumi ink and block printing ink on wall
Courtesy of the artist
 
Alexa Horochowski
American, born 1965
Untitled (from the series “Vaqueras”),  2002
acrylic ink and block printing ink on arches paper
Courtesy of the artist
 
Julie Moos
Canadian, born 1965
Bleeker and Wrisley (from the series Friends and Enemies), 2000
C-print
Courtesy of Hallmark Fine Art Collection.
 
Amy Myers
American, born 1965
Satorin’s Constant, 2001
ink, graphite, and gouache on paper
Courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
 
Amy Myers
American, born 1965
Heterotic String Series #26, 2002
ink, graphite, and gouache on paper
Courtesy of the artist and Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas
 
Lorna Simpson
American, born 1960
Backdrops, circa 1940s, 1998 
screenprint diptych on felt panels
Courtesy of Hallmark Fine Art Collection
 
Kate Shepherd
American, born 1961
Still Gallery, View Between, 4 Reds, Thread Line, 2001
screenprint on museum board
Courtesy of Hallmark Fine Art Collection
 
Kiki Smith
American, born Germany 1954
Pool of Tears 2, 2000
intaglio and watercolor
Courtesy of Hallmark Fine Art Collection
 
May Tveit
American, born 1966
Pumped Up/ Color Field Aerial #1, 2002
giclee archival inkjet print
Courtesy of the artist
 
Kara Walker
American, born 1969
African American, 1998
linoleum block print
Collection of the Kansas City Art Institute:
Gift of Jack Lemon, Landfall Press
 
Kara Walker
American, born 1969
Keys to the Coop, 1997
linoleum block print
Courtesy of Brennan Corcoran and Kevin Westrope
 
Andrea Zittel
American, born 1965
Sprawl, 2002
lithograph
Courtesy of Hallmark Fine Art Collection


Exhibition Checklist PDF
 

 

Events

Press

Press Release

September 7 - October 16, 2003: Big and Beautiful
KCAI Website |
Sun, 2002-09-01

As representational image makers or obsessive mark makers, these artists explore a wide range of themes that include childhood, daily life and the physical environment, cultural and personal identity, systems for ordering and arranging, and ideas of drawing utilizing a variety of media.

Selected Press

Women Artists: Redefining Roles and Rules by Peregrine Honig
Review |
Fri, 2002-11-01

"Big and Beautiful" at the H&R Block Artspace, [reveals] Raechell Smith's tender curation of heavy female names and incredible work...

Beauty and Brains by Elisabeth Kirsch
The Kansas City Star |
Fri, 2002-09-20

Female artists' good-looking works loaded with meaning.