Current Exhibitions at the KIA

15-17 Jiha Moon Letter Shin Cyanotype

Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone's Mad Here

December 19 - March 6, 2016

Jiha Moon (Korean, b. 1973) is known for harvesting elements from cultures worldwide to explore the multifaceted nature of global identity. Incorporating pop culture, technology, racial assumptions, and folklore, she not only blurs but erases the lines between Western and Eastern iconography. Moon uses smart-phone emojis, social media logos, characters from online games -- all floating alongside Asian tigers, dragons, and gods to unite the familiar and the foreign. More than 50 works on paper and ceramics combine materials and metaphors, bringing cultures together to clash, crash, muddle, and meld.

This exhibition is organized by the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia in collaboration with the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston School of the Arts in Charleston, South Carolina. The exhibition is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Taubman Museum of Art and Mark Sloan, Director and Chief Curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.

Image: Jiha Moon, Letter Shin (Yellow), 2014. Cyanotype, ink and acrylic and rhinestones. Courtesy of the artist.

prather square

Suspended! Sculpture from ArtPrize 2015

December 12 - March 13, 2016

Explore sculpture from a different perspective, with works that hang from the ceiling, compel curiosity, and inspire wonder. The sculpture in Suspended! was seen at the ArtPrize Seven venue hosted by WMU's Gwen Frostic School of Art, and curated by KIA Director of Collections and Exhibitions Vicki Wright. Joel S. Allen (Steamboat Springs, Colorado) creates groups of colorful, hand-wrapped fiber pendants. Russell Prather (Marquette, Michigan) challenges our perception of matter with carefully aligned, subtly painted sheets of polyester film. Inspired by nature and historical costume, Irene LaVon Walker (Ferndale, Michigan) weaves ethereal, dreamlike forms.

Image: Joel Allen, Pendant Array, mixed media, 2015, courtesy of the artist

nasher big daddy trimmed

Colour Correction: British and American Screenprints, 1967-75

November 27 - March 27, 2016

In the 1960s, artists in England and the U.S. - from Josef Albers to Andy Warhol - rediscovered the screenprint at a time of social, political, and artistic upheaval. Revived after its invention in the early 20th century as a low-cost way to create colorful, graphic prints, silkscreening was seemingly the perfect medium to illustrate this time of sweeping change. More than 80 innovative, dramatic, and vibrant works by 32 artists will fill our two largest galleries with color, shape, and ideas.

This exhibition was organized by Marshall N. Price, Ph.D., Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

Image: May Stevens, Big Daddy Paper Doll, 1971, screenprint on paper. Copyright May Stevens. Courtesy of the artist and Ryan Lee, New York, NY. Photo by Peter Paul Goffrion.

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