Casting Shadows: 2017 Kansas City Art Institute Biennial Exhibition

October 21 - December 16

Overview

Kansas City Art Institute students with curator, Jennifer Baker
Caleb Taylor, "conSTRUCT 03", 2017, décollage on layered inkjet prints. Courtesy of the artist and Sherry Leedy Contemporary
Marie Bannerot McInerney, "That Which Has Become Known (South)", 2017 concrete, cotton, paint, iron, gold, silver, 39° 2' 58.1964'' N, 94° 35' 8.556'' W, light (south), and time, site-responsive installation. Courtesy of the artist
Jim Woodfill, "Wayftnders (#signalrichenvironment)" (detail), 2017 seven elements mounted on adjustable industrial speaker stands acrylic and gesso on plywood, sign rotators, LED light fixtures, theatrical gels, powered speakers, iPad, Farfisa organ tone generator, power supply, various clamps and hardware. Courtesy of the artist
Patricia Bordallo Dibildox, "Untitled (Balloons III)", 2017, latex, vinyl, string, metal. Courtesy of the artist
Natalie Spicker, "Waffle Fries (warp and woof it down)", 2017. Courtesy of the artist
Cary Esser, "Parfleche (black texture and white texture)," 2017, earthenware, slip. Courtesy of the artist and Sherry Leedy Contemporary, photo: E.G. Schempf
Jill Downen, "Air and Flesh", 2017, plaster, steel, polystyrene, latex, and acrylic. Courtesy of the artist and David Bruno Gallery

Casting Shadows: 2017 Kansas City Art Institute Biennial
October 21-December 16, 2017
Opening Reception: October 20, 6 - 8 p.m.

Featuring work by: Logan Acton, Marie Bannerot McInerney, Patricia Bordallo Dibildox, Jill Downen, Cary Esser, Cyan Meeks and Karen McCoy, Jarrett Mellenbruch, Il Sung Na, Liz Smith, Damien Spader, Natalie Spicker, Caleb Taylor, Pauline Verbeek-Cowart and Dwight Frizzell, and James Woodfill.The
 
Kansas City Art Institute is home to faculty that are passionate about teaching because they are artists devoted to their craft and the continued growth of their artistic practice. The campus at large is a creative community made up of full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff who work together contributing to a diverse landscape of talent and creativity. The 2017 KCAI Biennial Exhibition will include both faculty and staff members with a studio practice, focusing on sculptural exploration and uncovering the many ways that artists form ideas and give form to those ideas.

Organized by Jennifer Baker the exhibition was planned to coincide with The 27th International Sculpture Conference: Intersection + Identities held in Kansas City on October 25-28, 2017. Submissions were juried by Jennifer Baker, Assistant Curator at H&R Block Artspace; Sally Frater, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Ulrich Museum of Art; and Joey Orr, Assistant Curator of Research at the Spencer Museum of Art.

Public Programming
Meditation Series
First Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
November 3rd: meditation led by Philip Matthews
December 1st: meditation led by Lisa Murphy

TNT: the Noon thing

Thursdays at noon
November 9th: Material Play
November 16th: Light, Perception, Place
November 30th: Collaboration

Checklist

Casting Shadows: 2017 KCAI Biennial
October 21 – December 16, 2017
  
Logan Hamilton Acton
Instructional Assistant in Foundation 

I FLOW AWAY,
2017
wood, resin, paint
Courtesy of the artist
 
Marie Bannerot McInerney
Assistant Professor of Fiber 

That Which Has Become Known (North),
2017
concrete, cotton, paint, iron, gold, silver, 39° 2' 58.1964'' N, 94° 35' 8.556'' W, light (north), and time, site-responsive installation
Courtesy of the artist
 
That Which Has Become Known (South), 2017
concrete, cotton, paint, iron, gold, silver, 39° 2' 58.1964'' N, 94° 35' 8.556'' W, light (south), and time, site-responsive installation
Courtesy of the artist
 
Patricia Bordallo Dibildox
Continuing and Professional Studies Youth and High School Program Specialist

Untitled (Balloons III),
2017
latex, vinyl, string, metal
 
Jill Downen
Assistant Professor and Chair of Sculpture 

Architectural Bone,
2009
plaster and lumber
Courtesy of the artist and Bruno David Gallery
 
Air and Flesh, 2017
plaster, steel, polystyrene, latex, and acrylic
Courtesy of the artist and Bruno David Gallery
 
Cary Esser
Professor and Kathleen Collins Chair of Ceramics 

Parfleche (w1),(w2),(w3),
2017
earthenware and glaze
Courtesy of the artist and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
 
Parfleche (b51,(b52),(b53),(b54),(b55), 2016
earthenware and glaze
Courtesy of the artist and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
 
Karen McCoy & Cyan Meeks
Karen McCoy, Professor of Sculpture
Cyan Meeks, Associate Professor of Converging Media 

Downstream: Conceptualization Sketch_02,
2017
archival digital print
Courtesy of the artists
 
Jarrett Mellenbrunch
Lecturer in Sculpture  

Wayftnding,
2017
picnic blanket, tripod, PLA plastic honeycomb holder, honeycomb, Rare Earth magnets, audio recording, headphones, and carrying case containing honeybee hunting supplies: bee box (ash, aluminum, screen, beeswax), book (Following the Wild Honeybees by Tom Seeley), sugar syrup, anise extract, paint, paintbrushes in travel case, custom tripod attachment pieces (3D printed PLA plastic), jar of solvent, pencils, plastic pipettes, and two Lavalier microphones.
Courtesy of the artist
 
Il Sung Na
Assistant Professor of Illustration

Butt Lamp,
2014
white stoneware, glaze (stain, blue, and black), code, and socket
Courtesy of the artist
 
Liz Smith
Continuing and Professional Studies Instructor
Daily, for the day, 2017
cut paper and mixed media
 
Damien Spader
Continuing and Professional Studies Instructor 

Shadow Panels,
2017
steel
Courtesy of the artist

Natalie Spicker
Fiber Studio Technician

Waffle Fries (warp and woof it down),
2017
raw silk dyed with weld, polyfoam
Courtesy of the artist
 
Caleb Taylor
Assistant Professor and Chair of Foundation

conSTRUCT 03,
2017
décollage of layered inkjet prints
Courtesy of the artist and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
 
conSTRUCT 04, 2017
décollage of layered inkjet prints
Courtesy of the artist and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
 
conSTRUCT 07, 2017
décollage of layered inkjet prints
Courtesy of the artist and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
 
conSTRUCT 10, 2017
décollage of layered inkjet prints
Courtesy of the artist and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
 
Pauline Verbeek-Cowart & Dwight Frizzell
Verbeek-Cowart, Professor and Chair of Fiber
Dwight Frizzel, Professor of Converging Media

Åakhu,
2015-17
Jacquard-woven textile in combined cotton and lurex with dual digital projection and
4-channel sound
Courtesy of the artists
 
James Woodfill
Associate Professor of Painting 

Wayftnders (#signalrichenvironment),
2017
seven elements mounted on adjustable industrial speaker stands acrylic and gesso on plywood, sign rotators, LED light fixtures, theatrical gels, powered speakers, iPad, Farfisa organ tone generator, power supply, various clamps and hardware
Courtesy of the artist
 
Wayftnders (#signalrichenvironment), 2017
one element mounted on a Toolpro construction stand, paint on plywood, laminated mdf, LED light fixture, theatrical gel, and clamp
Courtesy of the artist
 

Events

December 31 Wed
October 20 Fri
November 3 Fri
November 16 Thu
November 30 Thu
December 1 Fri
December 1 Fri