Current Exhibitions at the KIA
|West Michigan Area Show 2017
March 4 - May 28, 2017
This annual exhibition showcases the work of artists from 14 Michigan counties. This year's juror is Fiona Ragheb, a curator with more than 20 years experience, with advanced degrees in art history and architecture, and a career that includes work at the Walker Art Center, the Simon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Broad Art Foundation. She will select work to be awarded more than $5,000 in prizes. Submission deadline is January 23. The KIA will announce award winners, including a $1,000 grand prize, on Friday, March 3, at an opening reception for the exhibition.
|Luminescence: From Salvage to Seascape, Sculpture by Sayaka Ganz
November 19, 2016 - March 19, 2017
See a gallery transformed into a magical, "underwater" installation of colorful and glowing "fish, jellies, and coral" by Sayaka Ganz. Guided by sensitivity to the environment and human habits of discarding objects, Ganz rescues and repurposes plastic utensils and household items as the material of her sculptural creations. Slotted spoons and colanders gain a second life as luminescent sea creatures that invite us to reexamine our relationship to the natural world, perhaps with special attention to the problem of plastics washing into our oceans. Visitors to Environmental Impact (Spring 2014) will recall Ganz's trio of suspended, swimming polar bears. This installation will be designed specifically for the Joy Light Gallery of Asian Art by the artist.
|Pressed for Time: History of Printmaking
March 18 - July 2, 2017
A historical survey of the four major processes of printmaking in the Western world. Beginning with a 15th-century woodcut by Michael Wolgemut and continuing through to the 21st century. The exhibition includes works by artists such as Albrecht Durer, Rembrandt van Rijn, James Abbot McNeill Whistler, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Jane Hammond, Yvonne Jacquette, Romare Bearden, and Andy Warhol.
The exhibition has been organized by the Flint Institute of Arts and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.