We are back this week on the KCAC Artist Lifestyle Project with the most ambitious takeover we have ever attempted! This go around we are hosting FIVE, yes we said 5, local and regional artists who are all currently exhibiting their ceramic works in the Underground Gallery. Please help us in welcoming Emily Connell (@emallady), London Dupere, Kim Lavonne (@kimberly_lavonne), Cydney Ross (@cydney_ross), Melanie Sherman (@melanieshermanceramics)! Several of these ladies artwork should look familiar to you if you have followed along the KCAC takeover over the past few months, but a couple are brand new too. We are definitely looking forward to seeing what all these fine, fabulous ladies are going to share with us, but in the mean time, here is a little information on their current exhibition and work.
Progressional Currents is an exhibition highlighting ceramic artists that have traveled to Hungary in order to expand and challenge their studio practice at the International Ceramics Studio (ICS) in Kecskemét. These artists lived and worked together during the summer of 2015 and 2016. At the ICS they worked alongside and learned from sculptors, plaster-masters and ceramic innovators from around the world. The works displayed reveal how each artist worked before visiting ICS, their approach to a new environment and material and how that has affected their work since returning to the United States. Concepts explore religion, architecture, the environment, anatomy and the occult.
We are very excited to see what these ladies have in store for us! Here are a few images of their artwork and past Instagram photos to get things kicked off…
Be sure to follow these five artists on their KCAC Instagram journey starting tomorrow Thursday, June 1st – Tuesday, June 6th!
If you missed any of our previous Artist Lifestyle Artists you can always catch up on the KCAC Instagram (@kcartistscoalition) to see what has been happening or search social media with the hashtags: #kcartistlifestyle #kcacartistlifestyle