In Pursuit: 2015 Kansas City Art Institute Faculty Biennial

August 29 - October 3

Overview

Warren Rosser, "Ocean Deep," 2014, oil on linen. Courtesy of the artist and Haw Contemporary
"In Pursuit: Kansas City Faculity Biennial" opening reception
"In Pursuit: Kansas City Faculity Biennial" installation view
"In Pursuit: Kansas City Faculity Biennial" opening reception
"In Pursuit: Kansas City Faculity Biennial" installation view
Cary Esser, "Bray Parfleche #1-5," 2015, white earthenware
"In Pursuit: Kansas City Faculity Biennial" opening reception. Installation by Jason Pollen
Gary Sutton, "Embarkation," 2014, digital photomontage
Brett Reif, "Kinky, Main Squeeze," 2014, tile, mixed media
 
This biennial exhibition featured work by faculty who were preparing to conclude their distinguished teaching careers alongside new work created by faculty members during their recent sabbatical leave.
 
Artists include: Cary Esser, Julie Farstad, Dwight Frizzell, Richard Mattsson, Karen McCoy, Jason Pollen, Brett Reif, Warren Rosser, Jim Sajovic, Gary Sutton and Pauline Verbeek-Cowart

Opening reception: Friday, August 28, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Participating artists discussed their work during three public programs.
 
T.N.T. (The Noon Thing)
Sabbatical: Discipline
Karen McCoy, Dwight Frizzell, and Brett Reif
Moderated by Diana Heise
Friday, September 18, Noon - Artspace Studio
 
Sabbatical: Research
Cary Esser, Julie Farstad, and Pauline Verbeek-Cowart,
moderated by Michele Fricke
Friday, September 25, Noon - Artspace Studio
 
Legacy
Richard Mattsson, Jason Pollen, Warren Rosser, and Jim Sajovic
moderated by Caleb Taylor
Friday, October 2, Noon - Artspace Studio

Checklist

In Pursuit: 2015 Kansas City Art Institute Faculty Biennial

Checklist
 
Cary Esser
Bray Parfleche
#1, 2015
white earthenware
12¾ x 9 3/8 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
 
Cary Esser
Bray Parfleche #2, 2015
white earthenware
12 7/8 x 9 3/8 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

Cary Esser

Bray Parfleche
#3, 2015
white earthenware
12¾ x 9 3/8 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

Cary Esser

Bray Parfleche
#4, 2015
white earthenware
12 7/8 x 9 3/8 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

Cary Esser

Bray Parfleche
#5, 2015
white earthenware
12¾ x  9 3/8 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
 
Cary Esser
Untitled 1
, 2015
white earthenware and glaze
16½ x 8½ inches
Courtesy of the artist and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
 
Cary Esser
Untitled 2
, 2015
red earthenware and glaze
16 x 7½ inches
Courtesy of the artist and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art.

Cary Esser
Untitle 3
, 2015
white earthenware and glaze
15½ x 8 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
 
Cary Esser
Untitled 4
, 2015
red earthenware and glaze
16½ x 4 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art.

Cary Esser
Untitled 5
, 2015
red earthenware and glaze
16½ x 8 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
 
Cary Esser
Untitled 6
, 2015
red earthenware and glaze
14 7/8 x 8 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art.

Cary Esser
Untitled 7
, 2015
red earthenware and glaze
16½ x 7¾ inches
Courtesy of the artist and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
 
Julie Farstad
Golden Sky, Searching, 2014
oil on Claybord
11 x 14 inches 
 
Julie Farstad
Pink Morning
, 2015
oil on Claybord
16 x 20 inches 
 
Julie Farstad
Watching Angels
, 2014
fabric and thread
19 x 30 inches
 
Dwight Frizzell
Generative Worlds: Star Seed
, 2011-2013
for Stella Music Box, voice, Yamaha WX5, bass clarinet, bells, percussion, 4-channel sound and video
5 min 19 sec
 
Dwight Frizzell
Generative Worlds: Tree of Life
, 2013-14
for strings, woodwinds & electro-acoustics, and video
15 min 47 sec
 
Dwight Frizzell
Generative Worlds: Slippages
, 2001-14
actions for clarinets, 4-channel sound and video
15 min 35 sec
 
Dwight Frizzell
Generative Worlds: Oceans of Kansas
, 2013
for chalk recordings in surround, gamelan, bass clarinet soloist and video. Thomas Aber bass clarinet
5 min 16 sec
 
Richard Mattsson
Kansas City View
, 1998
oil on canvas
55 x 96 inches
 
Richard Mattsson
Richard’s Garden
, 2007
oil on canvas
32 x 44 inches
 
Richard Mattsson
White Pole
, 2007
oil on canvas

32 x 40 inches 
 
Karen McCoy
Seemingly Unconnected Events: The Wedge
, 2007-2015
hundreds of individually cast plaster objects interwoven and interlaced
90 x 30 x 47 inches at highest point

Photo: E.G. Schempf

Karen McCoy
California
, 2015
egg tempera paste with earth pigment from Kansas City on Stonehenge paper
62½ x 22¾ inches
 
Karen McCoy
Colorado
, 2015
egg tempera with earth pigment from Kansas City on Stonehenge paper
63 x 22¾ inches
 
Karen McCoy
Frana: Landslide in Italy
, 2014-15
egg tempera paste with earth pigment from Liguria, Italy on Stonehenge paper and thread
48½ x 12½ inches  
 
Jason Pollen
Ancestors,
2015
canvas, twigs, pigment and thread
61 x 88 inches
 
Jason Pollen
Descendants,
2015
silk, dye, pigment, metal wire, wood, thread, fishing lure barrel swivels
variable
 
Jason Pollen
Lineage,
2015
silk, dye, pigment, metal wire, wire screen, wood, and thread
9 x 9 inches each
 
Brett Reif
End trails burst
, 2014
tile, wallpaper, mixed media
36 x 48 inches
 
Brett Reif
Kinky, main squeeze
, 2014
tile, mixed media
35 x 31 x 7 inches
 
Brett Reif
Seal cross
, 2013
tile, mixed media
31 x 45 x 7 inches
 
Warren Rosser
Ocean Deep
, 2014
oil paint on linen
84 x 72 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Haw Contemporary 
 
Warren Rosser
Sky Blue
, 2014
oil paint on linen
84 x 72 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Haw Contemporary 
 
Warren Rosser
Circuit #2
, 2014
mono print on Twin Rocker paper
29 x 24½ inches (framed)
Courtesy of the artist and Haw Contemporary 
 
Jim Sajovic
F RE
, 2012
acrylic on canvas
96 x 124 inches
 
Jim Sajovic
Hazmat
, 2014
archival inks & acrylic on canvas
42 x 38 inches
 
Jim Sajovic
GunCam,
2014
archival inks & acrylic on canvas
38 x 42 inches
 
Jim Sajovic
Swarm
, 2012
mixed media on board
40 x 36 inches
 
Gary Sutton
Embarkation
, 2014
digital photomontage
16 x 30 inches
 
Gary Sutton
Mora-The French Connection
, 2015
digital photomontage
16 x 25½ inches
 
Pauline Verbeek-Cowart
Planet - X
, 2015
Jacquard-woven, in combed cotton and lurex
82 x 116 x 116 inches
 
Pauline Verbeek-Cowart
Flow
, 2015
Jacquard-woven, double-weave construction in combed and mercerized cotton
110 x 54 inches

 

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