SITE AS SEEN: KCAI in Florence, Italy
Undergrads/Underground in the Lower Level Gallery at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
2012 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64108
October 4th- 26th, 2013
OpeningReception: 6-9pm, Friday, October 4th
The title for this exhibition, Site as Seen, is taken from the teachings of Edwin Dickenson, considered by many the first Modern American painter and one of the greatest painting teachers of his time. Dickenson considered the ‘site’ to be nature, as well as the history of art, and was adamant that his students did not allow preconceived notions of what gave that ‘site’ authority to influence their work. Instead, he asked his students to consider the motif as it was experienced in a phenomenological sense while still allowing academic research to form the core of ones acuity as an artist.