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May 2018
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Emmy Lingscheit. Seconds

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - June 23 @ 9:00 pm

Emmy Lingscheit’s work explores ideas of environmental change and geopolitical upheaval, and investigates the ambiguities and exchanges between organisms and non-organisms, and between humans and non-humans. These seemingly rigid categories become increasingly blurry as technological advances take us further into a postnatural domain, and scientific research continues to reveal surprising insights into the world we think we know. Lingscheit’s prints and sculptural works explore the myriad ways in which we are enmeshed with the non-human, from the cellular level to…

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Michael Benedetti. The Architecture of Memory

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - June 23 @ 9:00 pm

2017/18 Printmaking Artist-in-Residence Michael Benedetti is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has a MFA in Printmaking from The University of Georgia. He has been awarded multiple residencies including Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado and The Academy of Visual Arts in Ghent, Belgium. Michael’s current artwork focuses on identity and the abstraction of emotion through the use of architecture, modular components, and systematic image creation. In order to better understand how our surroundings contribute to the formation of an identity,…

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Elijah Jackson. Polyphony

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - June 23 @ 5:00 pm

Elijah Jackson was established in the year of 2000 and is currently residing in Lawrence, Kansas. He recently graduated from Lawrence High School. He has been involved in art classes throughout high school in Photography, Ceramics and Drawing. He has been involved in band as well -  playing the clarinet for 6 years. His work has been both illustrative as well as experimental. Elijah also illustrated for the school newspaper and was in stARTup at the Lawrence Arts Center. He…

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June 2018
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Shiyuan Xu. Envisioning Invisibility

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - July 21 @ 9:00 pm

Shiyuan Xu is the 2017-18 Ceramics Artist in Residence. Shiyuan Xu’s work highlights the beauty and fragility, rhythm and harmony of natural life forms at the microscopic level. She reinterprets scientific phenomena into art forms. Working primarily with porcelain paper clay, Xu hand builds organic skeleton-like structures with slabs within an intimate scale. Her glazes drip to become a part of the whole structure with added layers giving the work a skin-like surface. Xu tries to reveal the neglected world…

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Jan Gaumnitz. Altogether 2018

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - July 21 @ 9:00 pm

This multimedia exhibition explores nature and our relationship with it. Using photography, sculpture, painting, and printmaking Jan Gaumnitz will fill the gallery with vibrant colors and surfaces that are varied and uniquely hers.  As a child, Jan lived on a farm near a lake in Minnesota.  The close association with nature had an enduring influence on her life and art.  Gaumnitz prefers to be outside “seeing, experiencing, remembering, collecting, and photographing,” than creating a work of art inside her studio. …

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My Mother Was the First REAL Thug That I Knew. Works by Sandra Keat German & Vanessa German

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - July 21 @ 5:00 pm

Vanessa German (1976 – ) Vanessa German is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the founder of Love Front Porch and the ARThouse, a community arts initiative for the children of her historic Homewood neighborhood. Her work is in private and public collections including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The Progressive Art Collection, Snite Museum of Art, among many others. Her work has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, NPR’s All Things Considered and in The…

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July 2018
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Erin Johnson. It Was a Warm Day and Everybody Was in Bad, Bad Shape

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - August 25 @ 9:00 pm

July 27 – August 25, 2018 The work is comprised of three channels, allowing the viewer to simultaneously experience both the original actors from The Day After recalling their experiences and younger actors re-performing certain gestures and lines from the film. This piece takes the 1983 made-for-tv movie, The Day After, as its starting point. The Day After depicts a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union and the fallout experienced by people in Lawrence, Kansas. 100 million Americans tuned in…

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Benjamin Rosenthal. slickly across the surface [of], [our] sensitive signals

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - September 15 @ 9:00 pm

This exhibition will include Rosenthal’s newest works. Currently one of the 2017-2018 artists-in-residence at the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, Rosenthal is Assistant Professor of Expanded Media in the Department of Visual Art at the University of Kansas. He holds an MFA in Art Studio from the University of California, Davis, and a BFA in Art (Electronic Time-Based Media) from Carnegie Mellon University. His work pulls from a variety of fields in the humanities and sciences, and questions the…

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TUG Collective. Borders | Corridors – lines of desire

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - August 25 @ 9:00 pm

TUG is an interdisciplinary arts collective that creates contact zones where people can generate insights about, and produce actions around, contemporary social issues.  They will be at the Lawrence Arts Center for a project based residency in the Spring of 2018 to create new works for this exhibition.  Since 2006, TUG has focused on participatory, problem-based interventions related to borders, Borderlands, and other fuzzy frontiers, and their relationships to the global processes that put people, ideas, media, technologies, and capital…

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