Upcoming Exhibitions

Simone Leigh


Simone Leigh

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

February 7 - April 5, 2015



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