Upcoming Exhibitions

Second Floor

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Simone Leigh

February 6 - April 5, 2015

KMAC continues its investigations into creative processes, techniques and materiality with a solo exhibition from artist Simone Leigh. As the museum further navigates the intersections of traditional craft mediums and contemporary art practices we will showcase Leigh’s use of multiple artistic disciplines as she examines both the female body and the influence of African aesthetics on modern and contemporary art. Through installations, sculptures, videos and hand-made ceramic objects Leigh explores the traditional rituals and gestures that are associated with female artistic activity. Using a visual language derived from methods of adornment, jewelry making, pottery, and current identity politics, Leigh as developed a distinct body of work about the black female experience in the modern world. In preparations for this exhibition she has already begun creating new ceramic sculptures and forging collaborations with local farmers and glassblowers for a series of installations that will communicate to viewers a range of possibilities for self reflection from the view points of cultural heritage, personal and collective history, science, anthropology, and the juxtaposition of found and hand-made objects.

 

Curated by Joey Yates

First Floor

White Glove Test: Louisville Punk Flyers 1978-1994

February 6 - April 5, 2015

White Glove Test presents an unparalleled, localized view of the ephemeral street art of creative self-promotion. Organized in conjunction with the release of the book "White Glove Test: Louisville Punk Flyers 1978–1994," this accompanying exhibition provides a rich visual history of the city’s pre-Internet Do-It-Yourself music scene from seminal groups like No Fun and the Babylon Dance Band to breakout bands like Squirrel Bait and Slint.

 

Third Floor

Scholastic Art Awards 2015

February 6 - March 1, 2015

This exhibition showcases the work from students in grades 7 through 12 around the region who have been awared the Scholastic Gold Key Award and the five American Visions nominees. The Scholastic Art Awards are administered within the Louisville Metropolitan Region by Jefferson County Public Schools with support from the Fund for the Arts and the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft.

 

 

 

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