THE KENTUCKY MUSEUM OF ARTS + DESIGN
AS I SEE MYSELF:
9 – Saturday, March 27, 2004
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 8,
The Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design is proud to
present As I See Myself: Autobiographical Art, January
9 through March 27, 2004, with an opening reception on Thursday,
January 8 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. This exhibition will explore the
self-portrait and how it is seen as one of the most time-honored
subjects of artistic expression.
“Aspiring young artists create crayon images of
themselves that are destined only for the family refrigerator,” says
KMA+D curator Brion Clinkingbeard. “Famous and diverse artists such
as Rembrandt, Vincent van Gogh and Andy Warhol created
self-portraits that are now famous and adorn museum walls.
Regardless, the self-portrait has continued to provide a challenging
and formidable concept for artists through the centuries. This
exhibition will explore the self-portrait idea with a wide range of
artists from across the country,” says Clinkingbeard.
Invited artists work in a variety
of media and include, among others, doll maker Deborah Banyas,
Oberlin, Ohio; ceramist
Debra Fritts, Roswell, GA; fiber artist, Printmaker Clifford A.
Harvey, Morgantown, WV; sculptor Lynne Peters, Red Bank, NJ; Graphic
Julie Saecker Schneider, Philadelphia, PA; ceramic sculptor
Beth Cavener Stichter, Helena MT.
Some of the self-portraits will be
straightforward, realistic portrayals, and some will be more
abstract approaches to the subject. For some of the artists, the
idea of a self-portrait will coincide with the ongoing nature of
their work, and for others, the idea will come out of the blue,
providing a new challenge and approach. The combination of the two
will create an intriguing exploration of the self-portrait concept
and a unique group portrait of some of Kentucky’s finest artists and
Kentucky artists include Suzanne
Enriquez Dougherty, Wayne Ferguson, David Harpe, Shayne Hull, Mary
Dennis Kannapell, Judith Pointer Jia, Jacque Parsley, Tom
Pfannerstill, Phyllis Profumo, Sarah Robinette, Doug Russell, Arturo
Alonzo Sandoval, Cathy Shepherd, Roea Wallace, and Shannan Wells.
See Myself: Autobiographical Art
will be on view
from January 9 to March 27, 2004 in the Mary and Al Shands Gallery
at the Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design
715 W. Main Street. The opening reception will be
held on Thursday, January 8, 2004 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Admission is
more information about the exhibition, contact the Kentucky Museum
of Arts + Design at (502) 589-0102 or log on to
www.kentuckyarts.org. Museum hours are Monday thro