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 Past Exhibition

 
  Sharon Louden: The Attenders
   March 14–May 25, 2003
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In her site-specific installation created especially for its debut at the Kemper Museum, Sharon Louden uses hundreds of thousands of strands of thin black and gray monofilament to create beautiful bundles that look like hair or some other natural fiber. Hanging from the gallery's ceiling or crumpled on the gallery floor, the bundles force the viewer to adapt to an altered gallery space. By using an industrial material that the viewer can touch, Louden questions the preciousness of materials (most things in a museum cannot be touched) and asks the viewer to join her in an experiment in changing an environment. Sharon Louden was an artist in residence. This is her first solo museum exhibition.