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Opening Reception for Now/Here

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Detail images of “You Gettin’ Dressy Dressed or Just Dressed?”, courtesy of Whitney Manney

"Now/Here" is a group exhibition featuring Kansas City-based artists who explore narratives through the lenses of experience, memory, place, history, and race. "Now/Here" features a selection of works that include photography, painting, sculpture, prints, and installation, while the exhibition presents a range of visual languages and approaches to materiality that consider questions of representation and identity.

Featured artists: Patricia Bordallo-Dibildox, Ruben Castillo, Jorge García Almodóvar, Rashawn Griffin, Kwanza Humphrey, Kathy Liao, Whitney Manney, Desiree Morales, Andrew Ordonez, Carlos Ortiz-Gallo, Rebeka Pech Moguel, Anthony Marcos Rea, William Plummer, Angelica Sandoval, Kiki Serna, Hyeyoung Shin, Chico Sierra, Heinrich Toh and William Toney.

"Now/Here" is organized by Guest Curator Silvia Beatriz Abisaab (’16 Photography) with the support of community advisors José Faus, artist, writer, teacher, and founding member of the Latino Writers Collective; Stephanie Fox Knappe, Samuel Sosland Curator, American Art, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Kreshaun McKinney, manager of audience engagement, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Jade Powers, assistant curator, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; and Raechell Smith, director, H&R Block Artspace at KCAI.

The opening reception is sponsored by Crane Brewing Company, a local production brewery founded and owned by KCAI alumnus Michael Crane (’79 Photography) specializing in farmhouse, sour and wild fermented beers with distribution throughout the Midwestern United States.

Location:
Artspace is located at 16 East 43rd St., Kansas City, MO 64111.

Parking:
Street parking is available and you are welcome to park in the lot north of the KCAI Fiber Warehouse Building at 4218 Walnut St. for Artspace events.

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