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June 2019

Constructions & Interventions: Photographs from the Collection

June 28 - September 15
Linda Connor, "Birth of Venus," 1971; gelatin silver print. Collection Daum Museum of Contemporary Art.

The prints in this exhibition are the culmination of the photographer’s inventiveness and synthesis of ideas, departures from traditional notions of photographic documentation and reportage. From John Pfahl’s intervention in the Utah landscape to Linda Connor’s interpretation of the Birth of Venus, this exhibit highlights the many varied approaches with which images may be constructed and manipulated.

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Salon Style: Contemporary Prints from the Collection

June 28 - September 22
Installation view of "Salon Style: Contemporary Prints from the Collection."

This exhibit features an extravagance of prints that well-illustrate how contemporary artists have found opportunities to expand their creativity through the print mediums’ varied avenues of investigation.

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September 2019
Installation view of "Weird & Eerie: Selections of Extraordinary Character."

Weird & Eerie: Selections of Extraordinary Character

September 7 - December 1

Rebecca Hutchinson: Tranquil Bloom Sedalia

September 21 - December 15
Rebecca Rebecca Hutchinson, "Tranquil Bloom," 2016; fired and unfired porcelain paperclay, handmade paper, organic material, and shredded 100 dollar bills. Courtesy of the artist.Hutchinson, Tranquil Bloom (detail), 2016; fired and unfired porcelain paper clay, handmade paper, organic material, and shredded 100 dollar bills. Courtesy of the artist.

In conjunction with the exhibition Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated, Rebecca Hutchinson (whose work is included in that show) will construct a site-specific installation in the Daum Museum’s Scott Gallery. Hutchinson’s sculptural assemblages are influenced by ecosystem dynamics and environmental concerns. Although her installations do not replicate nature, they reference the nesting and colonization of insects and birds, the search for space by plants, and massed floral motifs found on antique textiles. Hutchinson uses paperclay made from up-cycled materials (used…

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October 2019

Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated

October 12 - December 15
Mette Maya Gregersen, "Stalactites & Stalagmites," 2018; paperclay; 21 x 13 x 8 in. Courtesy of The International PaperClay Exhibition Project.

Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated is a groundbreaking exhibition featuring 45 artists from across the globe who incorporate paper pulp and organic fibers into their clay. The artists choose paperclay for its adaptability, tensile strength, translucency, and ecological and sustainable characteristics. The medium also increases freedom of expression for the artists, who reveal a breadth of technique, concept, and form. The works divide between figural and structural abstraction, with a few flirting with ceramics’ utilitarian traditions. The participating artists address…

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