“Sensual Artifacts” on view in November at KCAI Crossroads Gallery
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 17, 2007) —Kansas City Art Institute students Tyra Forker and Nathan Brunson will explore natural materials that have been manipulated by the human hand in their upcoming exhibition “Sensual Artifacts.” The exhibition will be on display on Friday, Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 30 at the KCAI Crossroads Gallery, 1908 Main St. in Kansas City, Mo.
An opening reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 2, in conjunction with other First Friday exhibitions.
Forker and Brunson described the exhibition:
“Ceramic vessels coupled with interactive, ritual-based sculpture will provide an atmosphere of movement-based dialogue. This exhibition will investigate the connection of humanity and utility. Through spiritual intimacy, the installations present the questions of context and reference; commanding interaction from the viewer’s senses, the works range from intimate vessels to full body installations.”
Forker is a senior in the KCAI ceramics department, and Brunson is a junior in the KCAI sculpture department. Both are also double majors in art history.
About the KCAI Crossroads Gallery: The gallery is open to exhibitions and sales of work by KCAI students and faculty. It opened April 1, 2004, in a building owned by Rick and Betsey Solberg. The space once served as headquarters for Kansas City political “boss” Tom Pendergast and is listed on Kansas City’s register of historic places. Gallery hours are 6-9 p.m. on Fridays. For information about the gallery, call the college’s office of student life: 816-802-3423.
About KCAI: The Kansas City Art Institute is a private, independent four-year college of art and design, awarding the bachelor of fine arts degree with majors in animation, art history, ceramics, digital filmmaking, fiber, graphic design, interdisciplinary arts, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and studio art with an emphasis on creative writing. The college also offers evening, weekend and summer classes in art, design, multimedia studies and desktop publishing for children, youth and adults. Founded in 1885, KCAI is Kansas City’s oldest arts organization. For more information, visit KCAI on the Web at http://www.kcai.edu.