Round and Round: The Circle at Center Stage
November 4, 2017 - March 4, 2018
The circle is fundamental to human development and how we categorize what we see around us. This exhibition of works from the KIA collection presents the circle in myriad manifestations, as artists from diverse cultures recognize the circle's power as a line without beginning or end, symbolizing eternity and so much more. From hard-edged Op Art prints to photographs of natural objects, the circular form holds an attraction that cannot be denied, and serves as inspiration for immense artistic versatility. Works on view demonstrate the dramatic range and ubiquitous flexibility of the circular form.
Left: Ernest Trova, American (1927-2009), Falling Man Variant, 1970, screenprint. Director's Fund Purchase.
Right: Jennifer Bartlett, American (b. 1941), Houses, 2005, silkscreen. Permanent Collection Fund Purchase