Current Exhibitions at the KIA

RedefiningCultivationII Koichi Kiyono, Detail of Cultivation II, 2011, etching on cotton-wool and felt with hand sewing.   Redefining the Multiple
January 17 - April 26, 2015

This exhibition features the work of Japanese artists with foundations and formal training in printmaking. Although each of the participating artists' personal work has transitioned over the years-and some is now more associated with other media-printmaking and the production of multiples remains at the core of their creative processes. Four artists make three-dimensional objects and installations, two paint with printmaking tools and techniques, three use digital photography and technology, and the others utilize traditional and recognizable printmaking techniques. Curated by Hideki Kimura, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan; and Sam Yates, Director, Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Exhibition in Kalamazoo is made possible in part by the Joy Light Fund for East Asian Art Acquisitions and Exhibitions.




SecondSight_CrowTree Russell T. Limbach, The Crow Tree, 1940-1965, Lithograph. Collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; Director's Fund Purchase.
Second Sight/Insight II
January 10 - May 10, 2015

Does a picture really tell a thousand words? For this reprise of the successful 2005 exhibition concept, with new art and poets, guest curator Elaine Seaman selected works from the KIA's collection that beg to be interpreted in a literary way. Each work of art is accompanied by the literary response of a local poet. The show features writers Kit Almy, Scott Bade, Marion Boyer, James Croteau, Kiana Donae, Kaili Doud, Kathy Doud, Danna Ephland, Deborah Gang, Gail Griffin, Hedy Habra, Elizabeth Kerlikowske, Bill Lucking, Kathleen McGookey, Jill Marcusse, Gail Martin, Kaitlin Martin, Donna McClurkan, Marsha Meyer, Lynn Pattison, Robert Post, Susan Ramsey, Doris Ravotas, Jack Ridl, Julie Stotz-Ghosh, Stephen Tod, McKenzie Tozan, Pam Uschuk, and Debra Wierenga. The exhibition coincides with the 2015 National Poetry Month in April.




Maya7624Seungmo Park, Maya 7624, 2013, aluminum mesh   Wired and Wrapped: Sculpture by Seungmo Park
December 20, 2014 - March 15, 2015

Seungmo Park is a contemporary Korean sculptor and a rising presence on the international art scene. His detailed wire sculptures-giant ephemeral portraits and landscape scenes created by cutting multiple layers of wire mesh to create his Maya series ("illusion" in Sanskrit) and meticulously wrapped cast objects and figurative forms-are mysterious, illusionary, and visionary. This exhibition is organized by the Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, Michigan, in collaboration with the artist. Exhibition in Kalamazoo is made possible in part by the Joy Light Fund for East Asian Art Acquisitions and Exhibitions.

   
HowToReturnAdouFatherAndSon Adou, Father and Son, 2006, silver gelatin print. Photo courtesy of M97 Gallery, Shanghai   How to Return? Contemporary Chinese Photography
November 15, 2014 - March 8, 2015

As China reaches its post-boom years, Steven Harris, exhibition curator from Shanghai's M97 Gallery, suggests a more contemplative period is setting in. We are entering a time when the general pulse of society has seen through the veil of glittery consumerism and all it promised. Now artists and thinkers are returning to find what's left of their roots. This exhibition features the work of seven Chinese photographers: Liang Weizhou, Huang Xiaoliang, Song Chao, Luo Dan, Lu Yanpeng, Adou, and Wang Ningde. Their images of the Chinese people and environment offer social commentary and reflect both tradition and change. This exhibition is organized by the Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, Michigan, in collaboration with M97 Gallery, Shanghai. Exhibition in Kalamazoo is made possible in part by the Joy Light Fund for East Asian Art Acquisitions and Exhibitions.




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