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 Past Exhibition

The Big Reveal

September 23, 2011–April 15, 2012

Kemper Museum

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This exhibition highlights new acquisitions to the permanent collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. The focal point will be the major installation Untitled #1336 (Scalapino Nu Shu) (2009–10) by artist Petah Coyne. This massive work features an apple tree, taxidermied pheasants, as well as a variety of taxidermied peacocks, among the artist's other nontraditional materials.

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Above: Petah Coyne, Untitled #1336 (Scalapino Nu Shu), 2009–10; apple tree, taxidermy Black Melinistic Pheasants, taxidermy Blue India Peacocks, taxidermy Black-Shouldered Peacocks, taxidermy Spaulding Peacocks, black sand from pig iron casting, Acrylex 234, black paint, cement, chicken wire fencing, wood, gravel, sisal, staging rope, cotton rope, insulated foam sealant, pipe, epoxy, threaded rod, wire, screws, jaw-to-jaw swivels, 158 x 262 x 288 inches; Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum purchase with funds provided by the W. T. Kemper Charitable Trust, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee; Image © Petah Coyne, courtesy of Galerie Lelong, New York, photo: Elizabeth Bernstein