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June 2019

Sarah Nguyen: Winged Eclipse, Momentary Shadows

June 28 - August 25
Installation view of "Sarah Nguyen: Winged Eclipse, Momentary Shadows."

Storytelling is central to Sarah Nguyen’s recent series of cut-fiber panels. Her blade-cut, intricate compositions are mostly landscape based and feature symbolic motifs—flora, fauna, and an ever-changing moon—to elicit childhood memories of myths, fables, and folklore. The large sheets are hung from the ceiling and away from the wall so that directed light casts strong shadows behind them, a nod to the flickering, fire-lit rituals of our paleo ancestors. Fiber cutting is a means of making drawing three-dimensional for Nguyen,…

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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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August 2019
Daum Museum Outside at Night

Summer Nights at the Daum presents: SpoFest

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Summer Nights at the Daum presents: Spofest, an evening of spoken word and music. Thursday, August 22, at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. In the final Summer Night event, the Daum will host SpoFest, a community group that promotes the writing and sharing of poetry and prose in the Sedalia area. Readers include Missouri's current poet laureate Aliki Barnstone, Missouri's first poet laureate Walter Bargen, Faith Bemiss, Doug Kiburz, Debbie Noland, and Mark Pearce. Music will be…

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September 2019

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

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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