Exhibition Archive

Jason Peters: Reverse Polarities
January 23 - May 1, 2011

Jason Peters’ radiant pyramid of light challenges viewer perceptions of space and reality.  His geometric sculpture playfully explores reflection and illusion, as well as the formal elements of line and color.  Designed for the KMA, Peters’ sculpture is carefully sited in the Project Gallery for the greatest visual impact. 

 
Jason Peters, Reverse Polarities
 

Peter H. Reynolds: The Dot and Ish
January 23- May 1, 2011

The Dot and Ish are two stories in Peter H. Reynold’s “crea-trilogy” exploring creative expression and human potential, encouraging everyone to “Make your mark, and see where it takes you.” Reynold’s simple illustrations and heartwarming stories have inspired millions of children around the world to not be afraid of expressing themselves and “just make a mark!"

 
Peter H. Reynolds, Vashti noticed, from The Dot, 2003 Candlewick Press, © Peter H. Reynolds.
 

Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art
October 3, 2010 - January 9, 2011

Maps have been drawn since prehistoric times. Today, with the advent of GPS and Google Maps, they have infiltrated daily life more than ever before. In an era of global culture, artists are increasingly exploring maps as both image and cipher. Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art features paintings, works on paper, sculptures, videos, a sound installation, and a live web terminal to address such themes as borders and boundaries, identity and colonialism, journeys—both real and imagined, memory and nostalgia, and tourism and travel.
 

 
Matthew Cusick, Transamerican 2004; Inlaid maps and acrylic on wood panel; 48 x 70; courtesy of Pavel Zoubok Gallery
 

Uri Shulevitz: How I Learned Geography
October 3, 2010 - January 9, 2011

Uri Shulevitz’s Caldecott Honor book How I Learned Geography recounts his childhood memories as a Polish refugee during World War II. The story tells how a map, purchased by his father, sparked young Uri’s imagination to transport him far from his hunger and misery.

 

 
Uri Shulevitz, “Cover.” From “How I Learned Geography” © 2008 Farrar Straus Giroux Kids Books, story & illustrations by Uri Shulevitz
 

Edel Rodriguez
June 27 - September 19, 2010

Edel Rodriguez’s brightly colored illustrations for Mama does the Mambo, Oye, Celia: A Song for Celia Cruz, and Sergio Saves the Day celebrate the energy, movement, and music of Cuba.

 
Edel Rodriguez, from the book Mama Does the Mambo by Katherine Leiner, Hyperion Books for Children, 2001
 
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