Monday, August 22, 2011

Minor Monuments exhibit opens at MCC-Longview Aug. 26

MCC-Longview presents: Minor Monuments, an exhibit by Katherine Anne Novotny.

This outstanding show by Katherine Anne Novotny takes modern icons we see everyday, such as a stop sign or crosswalk, and turns them into something new and unexpected.

Here is what the artist says about her show: "I can only consider my experience with our landscape to be glimpses or windows. The landscape is wild and ever-changing; the air can be dense and light, vastness can be freeing or trapping, the horizon moves up and down in a fast-moving train and from a plane remains about the same.

"When placed in my memory, these experiences become scenes... these scenes confront me with characters: a stop sign, a detour, a bridge overhead, a path underfoot, the green man means go and the flashing hand means no. With Minor Monuments I wish to reintroduce these sights by changing their materiality from a symbol to a manipulated form. My recent works are building blocks meant to be treasured and re-imagined within the space, whichever that may be."

Minor Monuments
Opening reception and lecture
Aug. 26 5-8 p.m.
Artist lecture at 6 p.m.
MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center

Full show: Aug. 26-Sept. 24
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday Noon-4 p.m.
MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center
500 SW Longview Road, Lee's Summit MO

1 comment:

  1. Are You kidding me! This is not art @ all. It's just a bunch of little boxes on the floor. How you describe them would make me think of something way different than the boxes on the floor.I had to make something harder & more inspiring than this in my very first ceramics class. 2 thumbs down on this one.