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June 2019

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Nate Ditzler | Domestic Perseverance

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - July 20 @ 9:00 pm

Nate’s work seeks meaning from the seemingly trivial and overlooked moments of everyday life. He uses a combination of handmade and slip cast ceramic forms, fabricated mixed media elements, and modified found objects to give a visual presence to these phenomena. Nate is fascinated by the way that combining familiar and surreal aspects can cause a shift in an artwork’s meaning, as well as the way in which the viewer can enter into the work based on their own subjective…

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Rachel Trusty | Summer Crush

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - July 20 @ 9:00 pm

Summer Crush features selected work from the mixed-media series Friends and Lovers. This body of work features images of love that are historically invisible. Based on anonymous found photographs, the small paintings depict same-sex female couples from different historical time periods. The titles in the series allude to captions normally written on family photographs and ambiguously address the relationship between the two women shown. This is purposeful as historically same-sex relationships are ignored or relabeled by family or friends to…

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(Sub)Urban Sprawl | Curated by Matthew McLaughlin

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - August 3 @ 9:00 pm

Featuring Amze Emmons, Yoonmi Nam, Benjamin Rogers, Nick Satinover, Christine Buckton Tillman, & Sang-Mi Yoo Through a combination of print, painting, installation, and sculpture, (Sub)Urban presents an exploration of the contemporary surroundings and the underlying psychology of our modern living environments. (Sub)Urban questions the reality of suburban and urban environments through humor, satire, and irony. The artists exhibited explore the banality of the interior and exterior of our lives, through our homes and planned communities. They explore items from our…

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COMMUNITY EXHIBITS: Living My Vision / Tuss

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - July 24 @ 9:00 pm

Dairionn Billberry, best known throughout the art community as ‘Tuss’ or the ‘Young Visionary’, has put together a show of new work that focuses on street culture and sports iconography. Using apparel as canvases, Tuss embellishes and enhances urban style with his own style of customization. He has been featured in the University Daily Kansan, SneakerFiles, Bleacher Report, KC Sneakfest, CollegeSpun, and a few other media outlets. In his own words, “My work is inspired by my everyday interactions and…

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July 2019

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Jody Boyer, Russ Nordman | Mechanical & Botanical

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - August 24 @ 9:00 pm

Jody Boyer's Forest for the Series, as well as new work developed in residence at the Cedar Point Biological Station in Ogallala, Nebraska, explores a fusion of alternative photography, encaustic, and folk painting. Russ Nordman presents work from his two Combines series. In Iowa Combines, he travels across Iowa to photograph the distinct characteristics of each county. His second series, Mechanical Combines, explores a fantastical re-interpretation of the mechanics of historic vehicles, machinery, and tools. FINAL FRIDAY RECEPTIONS July 26  | …

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August 2019

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Back to the Garden | Photographs of the 1969 Woodstock Festival

August 9 @ 5:00 pm - September 14 @ 9:00 pm

Henry Diltz  •  John Dominis  •  Bill Eppridge  •  Elliott Landy  •  Jason Laure Lisa Law  •  Ken Regan  •  Baron Wolman   OPENING RECEPTION August 9  |  5 to 8 pm “This project brings together images and photographers from Woodstock and asks us to consider the legacy of this festival that came to symbolize the tumultuous 1960s." - Julie Mulvihill, Humanities Kansas Executive Director Woodstock embodies the sixties. Honoring the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, Back To The Garden is an intimate look at the…

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Disegno: On the Importance of Drawing

August 30 @ 5:00 pm - October 5 @ 9:00 pm

KU Graduates Group Show Nazanin Amiri Meers, Jessica Belangee, Ruben Castillo, Myles Dunigan, Kyle Goddard, Eugene Sarmiento, Erick Morales Scholz, RenEe Springer Curated by Nazanin Amiri Meers This group show, ranging from quick sketches to large-scale multimedia pieces, attempts to explore the role of drawing in the works of artists in various media. Participating artists graduated from the University of Kansas during the past three years and come from a range of disciplines such as metals, printmaking, painting, and fiber…

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September 2019

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Amy Cousins | A Shimmer and a Shout

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - October 19 @ 9:00 pm

The sculptures and installations in Amy Cousin’s exhibit are based on her research into rare protest ephemera, out-of-print feminist newspapers, and accounts of radical queer histories past and present. She’s inspired by the ingenuity, playfulness, and spirit of celebration that has historically been wielded by queer people to combat oppression. IMAGE Amy Cousins, Can’t Stop Dancing, 12-color lithograph, 26” x 21,” 2018

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Artemio Rodriguez | Tradición y Modernidad En El Grabado

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - October 19 @ 9:00 pm

Artemio Rodriguez: Tradition and Modernity in Printmaking As a printmaker who works primarily in black and white, Rodríguez’s signature style emphasizes simplicity and clarity. European medieval woodcuts and the great Mexican print artists such as Jose Guadalupe Posada have been influential in Rodríguez’s printmaking career. In 2002 he founded La Mano Press, an artist-run center dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of printmaking, in Los Angeles California. This exhibition is in partnership with the Tonantzin Society. Reception September 27, 5…

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