General Information Permanent Collection Exhibitions Get Involved Educational Programs and Events Cafe Sebastienne Museum Shop  



Welcome
Visitor Services
History & Architecture
Facility Rental
Media Room
Social Media
Employment
Privacy Statement
Staff
Mission Statement

 
Current
Upcoming
Past
        Annual Fund
Membership
Gala
Giving Opportunities
Corporate Council
National Committee
Volunteers & Internships
Travel

Calendar
Visiting Artists
Tours
For Kids and Families
For Adults
For Teachers
Film/Concerts/Performances
Kemper ARTcasts
       
Catering
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu
Brunch Menu
Facility Rental
News & Event Updates
       

Annual Fund
Books
Memberships
Corporate Council Memberships
National Committee Memberships
Studio Editions by Dale Chihuly
Video
Sales Policy

              View Calendar      

 Past Exhibition

Kathryn Spence: Wild
July 30–October 24, 1999
read catalogue essay and see larger image   back to list   see current exhibitions   see upcoming exhibitions

California artist Kathryn Spence looks to the detritus of our lives for her source materials. She has rendered pigeons out of newspapers and shaped them with tiny wires and bits of string, crafting the pigeons from the very materials in which these city dwellers spend their lives. Spence's monumental mud animals are simultaneously tender and haunting. By covering pastel stuffed animals in old bathrobes and then building them up from mud, Spence suggests there is life and memory in the materials that become discards. References to homelessness and powerlessness can be read in her nostalgic yet powerful works. Spence's exhibition filled half of the main gallery, and she was a visiting artist at the Kemper Museum.