Artist Pages: Kansas City Sculpture

In conjunction with the International Sculpture Center’s 27th International Sculpture Conference, Oct. 25 – 28 in Kansas City, KC Studio asked a dozen area curators, critics and collectors to each nominate an artist for inclusion in our Kansas City Sculpture Artist Pages.

Nominators: Erin Dziedzic, curator and head of adult programs, Kemper Museum; Bruce Hartman, executive director, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art; Elisabeth Kirsch, art historian, critic and contributing writer to KC Studio; James Martin, independent consultant, curator, and contributing writer to KC Studio; Lynnette Miranda, the 2016 – 2017 curator in residence at Charlotte Street Foundation; Jan Schall, curator of modern art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Dana Self, art critic and independent curator; Raechell Smith, director/curator, H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute; Alice Thorson, editor, KC Studio; Neil Thrun, artist, critic and contributing writer to KC Studio.


Works by artists featured in these pages can be seen in the following exhibitions during the ISC conference:

Mark Cowardin will have a piece at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art and a small solo show, opening Oct. 27 at the Bunker Center for the Arts.

Jill Downen’s work will be featured in the 2017 Kansas City Art Institute Faculty Biennial, opening Oct. 21 at H&R Block Artspace, and “underpass,” opening Oct. 25 at Studios Inc. jilldownen.com

Anne Lindberg’s work will be part of “Pattern Languages,” a group exhibition of Charlotte Street Fellows curated by Kate Hackman, opening this fall at the Greenlease Gallery at Rockhurst University. www.annelindberg.com

Karen McCoy will have work on view at the 2017 Kansas City Art Institute Faculty Biennial, opening Oct. 21 at H&R Block Artspace, at Surplus Exchange and at Healthy River’s Partnership, which will feature a 100-foot-long residue trace drawing from “Homage.” www.karen-mccoy.com

Jarrett Mellenbruch’s work will be featured in the 2017 Kansas City Art Institute Faculty Biennial, opening Oct. 21 at H&R Block Artspace, and “underpass,” opening Oct. 25 at Studios Inc. In addition to the permanent installation at the Nerman Museum, his “Haven” hives can be seen at the Kauffman Memorial Garden and The Kauffman Foundation garden. www.jarrettmellenbruch.com

Noel Morical’s work can be seen in an exhibit opening Oct. 27 at Brendin-Lee Gallery. noelmorical.com

Dylan Mortimer’s work can be seen at Haw Contemporary and www.dylanmortimer.com

Mark Southerland’s work can be seen at Weinberger Fine Art.

Joey Watson’s work will be shown in an exhibit opening Oct. 27 at Brendin-Lee Gallery: joeywatsonspecialties.cool

Susan White’s work will be featured in “Ephemera,” a group show opening Oct. 19 at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and www.susan-white.com

About The Author: Alice Thorson

Alice Thorson

Alice Thorson is the editor of KC Studio. She has written about the visual arts for numerous publications locally and nationally.

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