2003-2004 exhibitions

"2004 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition"

April 17 through May 15, 2004

Organized by Heather Lustfeldt, assistant curator

An exhibition of thesis work by more than 100 artists graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute majoring in art history, ceramics, creative writing, fiber, graphic design, illustration, new media, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

"2004 Kansas City Flatfile"

Feb. 7 through April 3, 2004

Organized by Jaimie Warren and the Artspace

This interactive biennial exhibition featured two-dimensional and time-based artwork by Kansas City artists. Viewers were able to browse through artist portfolios within a flatfile cabinet or select video works to screen. The exhibition presented the opportunity to see a wide range of work by many of Kansas City’s talented visual artists.

"2003 Charlotte Street Foundation Awards"

Nov. 15 through Dec. 19, 2003

Curated by Heather Lustfeldt, assistant curator

An exhibition of work by the 2003 Charlotte Street Foundation Award recipients, which included Leo Esquivel, Jennifer Field, Gear, Art Miller, Dean Mitchell, Donald Ross “Scribe” and Jim Leedy, who was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.


Sept. 20 through Oct. 29, 2003

Curated by Mary Kay Lombino

Organized by Independent Curators International

"UnNaturally" featured work by 15 international artists who employed artificial materials to create simulations of nature. By exploring ways in which boundaries between nature and culture are often blurred, the artists raised provocative questions about our mediated environment. Sometimes through irony, the work in the exhibition suggested that the natural world can be reproduced with man-made materials like any other mass-produced commercial product. Viewers were invited to consider the relationship between the artificial and the natural in our lives through an array of art, including photographs, sculpture and sound.

Artists featured in the show included Chris Astley, Gregory Crewdson, Jacci denHartog, Allan deSouza, Keith Edmier, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Jason Middlebrook, Micoletta Munroe, Roxy Paine, Michael Pierzynski, Marc Quinn, Michelle Segre, Alyson Shotz, Frances Whitehead, and Clara Williams.

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